S&P 500® Price Index

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

  • Objective – Capture equity performance from large-cap U.S. equities
  • Approach – Market cap weighted
  • Holdings – 500 large-cap companies (503 constituents)
  • Features – S&P DJI estimates that $11.4 trillion was indexed or benchmarked to the S&P 500®, with indexed (or passively managed) assets making up approximately $5.7 trillion of this total
  • Ticker – SPX

Top five constituents

Top Five Constituents

Historical Performance

(12/31/1993 - 12/31/2023)

Annual Performance

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Annual Return 11.39% -0.73% 9.54% 19.42% -6.24% 28.88% 16.26% 26.89% -19.44% 24.23%

Sector breakdown

S&P Sector Breakdown
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The S&P 500 Price Index is widely regarded as the best single gauge of large-cap U.S. equities.

Source: S&P Dow Jones

The Nationwide Defined Protection® Annuity 2.0 is not available in KS, MA, MN, MO, NE, NY, OR, PR, VA, VI, WY as of 5/14/24.

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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This Index does not include income from any dividends paid by component companies. The exclusion of dividends from an Index may lower the Index Performance, particularly over the course of time.

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