S&P 500® Price Index

The first U.S. market-cap-weighted stock market index

  • Objective – Capture equity performance from the largest companies listed on U.S. exchanges
  • Approach – Cap weighted domestic
  • Holdings – 505 large-cap companies
  • Ticker – SPX
  • Features – Over $11.2 trillion is indexed or benchmarked to the index – widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities

Top five constituents

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Historical Performance

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From 3/4/1957 to 5/29/2020. Past performance is not an indication or guarantee of future results.

Annual Performance

Year 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Annual Return 12.78% 0.00% 13.41% 29.60% 11.39% 0.73% 9.54% 19.42% -6.24% 28.88%

Sector breakdown

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An American stock market index based on market capitalizations of 500 large companies having stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or NASDAQ. The S&P 500® is widely considered to be the leading indicator of the U.S. stock market and economy as a whole.

Source: S&P Dow Jones

As of 5/29/2020

1 Based on GICS® sectors. The weightings for each sector of the index are rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent; therefore, the aggregate weights for the index may not equal 100%.

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