Questions tagged [standard-and-poors-500]

The S&P 500 is a capitalization-weighted stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States.

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Why is there more attention on the S&P 500 than on the S&P 500, inflation adjusted, with dividends?

Dividends, like increased stock price, are just another equivalent way for shareholders to gain value (with some tax differences). Many investors reinvest the dividends and so never "see" them. Of ...
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Why do ETFs that replicate the S&P 500 vary significantly in price?

From Wikipedia: Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that replicate the performance of the index are issued by The Vanguard Group (NYSE Arca: VOO), iShares (NYSE Arca: IVV), and State Street Corporation (...
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How often do the S&P 500 components change?

And do index funds such as SPY and VOO usually rebalance immediately to reflect the change?
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Who determines, and how, the composition of the S&P 500 index?

I thought S&P 500 would contain the top 500 U.S. companies by market cap, but apparently that is not the case? e.g., Facebook (FB) was only recently added and has market cap of $100B whereas ...
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Why will SPY terminate in 2118?

Today, I discovered that the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) is structured differently from most other ETFs; it appears to be structured as a Unit Investment Trust (UIT). I know that UITs have ...
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Why do most of the stock market's gains occur overnight? It has an overall loss during the daytime

I saw a tweet from the Chief Investment Strategist of Charles Schwab that said the following: Since 1993 from @bespokeinvest : Buying SPY at open & selling at close every day (ie, only holding it ...
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How do euro hedged index funds work?

I was trying to find a S&P 500 tracking fund and came across this one. db x-trackers S&P 500 Euro Hedged Index UCITS ETF. Can anyone explain what the Euro hedging means and how it is supposed ...
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S&P 500 - Current Constituent List

I'm getting different constituents from various places. An Excel sheet from the S&P website indicates 498 constituents in the S&P 500: Link to Excel Sheet on the S&P website, look at the "...
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Tracking S&P in Germany

I would like to buy stocks that track the S&P500 in Germany (German citizen - I live and pay taxes in Germany). If I was in the US, I would probably go for an ETF like VOO (Vanguard S&P 500 ...
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What is the minimum time an S&P 500 index fund should be given before selling?

I invested $44,449 in an S&P 500 index fund over a period of 15 months. Its current market value is $43,596. As someone who has adopted the buy and hold strategy, how long should I wait before ...