S and P 500
Note to editors: We will be creating this as "S&P 500" once our software starts playing along.
Continue editing here and we'll move the changes over once we figure out the issue.
Many index funds mimic the S&P 500, as does the spiders (AMEX:SPY) exchange-traded fund. Standard and Poor's introduced the index we now know as the S&P 500 in 1923. At the time it covered 233 companies. This index was expanded by Standard and Poor's in 1957 to 500 companies.
Recent Mentions on Fool.com
- 5 Things General Mills, Inc. Management Wants You to Know
- Will Apple Inc. Compete Against Google Glass and Microsoft Corp.'s HoloLens?
- GameStop Corp. Is an Investor's Final Fantasy
- Medicare Spends The Most on People This Age -- How Much Does It Spend on You?
- 3 Charts That Show Why These Are Top Dividend Stocks
- The Average American Retires at This Age