S&P 500 Index

The Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500) is a stock market index of 500 large companies. Unlinke equally weighted indexes S&P 500 is based on the market capitalization. It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and one of the best representations of the U.S. stock market.

How to invest

There are many ways to invest in S&P 500 but here are four most commonly used

Symbol Type Name
SPY Exchange-Traded Fund SPDR S&P 500 ETF
VFINX Mutual Fund Vanguard 500 Index Fund Investor Shares
FUSEX Mutual Fund Fidelity SpartanĀ® 500 Index Fund
ES Futures E-mini S&P 500 Futures

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