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S&P 500 Index

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About S&P 500 Index

Standard & Poor’s 500 is an American stock market index consisting of 500 large companies having common stock listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ and their market capitalizations. It captures approximately 80% coverage of available market capitalization. Because it includes both growth stocks and value stocks it is one of the most followed equity indices and is considered to be one of the best representations of the U.S. stock market and a trend indicator for the U.S. economy. S&P introduced its first index in 1923 and its present day form on March 4,1957. It was developed and continues to maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices, a joint venture majority owned by McGraw Hill Financial.

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Frequently Asked Questions

S&P 500 Index reached its highest quote on Jul 12, 20245,656.88 USD. See more data on the S&P 500 Index chart.
The lowest ever quote of S&P 500 Index is 666.80 USD. It was reached on Mar 5, 2009. See more data on the S&P 500 Index chart.
S&P 500 Index is just a number that lets you track performance of the instruments comprising the index, so you can't invest in it directly. But you can buy S&P 500 Index futures or funds or invest in its components.