S&P 600
The S&P 600 SmallCap Index, more commonly known as the S&P 600, is a stock market index
Stock market index
A stock market index is a method of measuring a section of the stock market. Many indices are cited by news or financial services firms and are used as benchmarks, to measure the performance of portfolios such as mutual funds....

 from Standard & Poor's
Standard & Poor's
Standard & Poor's is a United States-based financial services company. It is a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies that publishes financial research and analysis on stocks and bonds. It is well known for its stock-market indices, the US-based S&P 500, the Australian S&P/ASX 200, the Canadian...

. It covers roughly the small-cap
Market capitalization
Market capitalization is a measurement of the value of the ownership interest that shareholders hold in a business enterprise. It is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding of a publicly traded company...

 range of US stocks, using a capitalization-weighted index. The index covers roughly three to four percent of the total US
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 equities market.


The following ETFs
Exchange-traded fund
An exchange-traded fund is an investment fund traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks. An ETF holds assets such as stocks, commodities, or bonds, and trades close to its net asset value over the course of the trading day. Most ETFs track an index, such as the S&P 500 or MSCI EAFE...

attempt to track the performance of the index:
  • Index Fund:
  • Growth Index Fund:
  • Value Index Fund:

It can be compared to the Russell 2000 Index.

Annual returns

Annual returns of the S&P 600 Index from its introduction in 1994 to the last completed year are tabulated below.
S&P 600 Index Annual Returns
Year Total Return
2010 +24.98%
2009 +23.78%
2008 −31.99%
2007 −1.22%
2006 +14.07%
2005 +6.65%
2004 +22.65%
2003 +38.79%
2002 −14.63%
2001 +6.54%
2000 +11.80%
1999 +12.40%
1998 −1.31%
1997 +25.58%
1996 +21.32%
1995 +29.96%
1994 −4.77%

External links

The source of this article is wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.