The Anatomy of and Index

The Anatomy of and Index

Did you know that more than $7 trillion is assets are benchmarked to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Index, including $1.9 trillion in index assets? ¹

The S&P 500 is ubiquitous – we see it on the TV news, read about it in the newspapers and very likely see some of our own investments’ performance compared against it.  For an index that represents approximately 80% of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worthwhile to gain a better understanding of how it works. 

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