S&P 500 for beginners – Point Form (easy to read)

 

  • Tracks top 500 publicly traded companies (Dollar Value)
  • Most followed index in the world. (August 12 2015) 
  • Top 500 companies generally tell you how the overall market is performing and is a very reliable tool.
  • You can measure your portfolio against S&P 500 to get an idea on how you are doing.
  • Top 50 companies represent over 50% of this indexes portfolio.
  • Dated back as far as 1860.

 

 

Top 10 companies as of August 12 2015.

  1. MMM @ 146.78
  2. ABT @ $49.49
  3. ABBV @ $67.88
  4. ACN @ $102.56
  5. ACE @ $108.03
  6. ADBE @ $82.38
  7. ADT @ $33.55
  8. AAP @ 169.71
  9. AES @ $12.78
  10. AET @ 115.85

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