S&P 600

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The S&P SmallCap 600 Index, more commonly known as the S&P 600, is a stock market index from Standard & Poor's. It covers roughly the small-cap range of US stocks, using a capitalization-weighted index. The index covers roughly three percent of the total US stock market. The index was launched on October 28, 1994.[1]

Investing[edit]

The following exchange-traded funds (ETFs) attempt to track the performance of the index:

It can be compared to the Russell 2000 Index.[2][3]

Versions[edit]

The "S&P 600" generally quoted is a price return index; there is also "total return" version of the index. These versions differ in how dividends are accounted for. The price return version does not account for dividends; it only captures the changes in the prices of the index components. The total return version reflects the effects of dividend reinvestment.

Annual returns[edit]

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 [4][5]
Year Price return Total return
2013 +39.65% +41.31%
2012 +14.81% +16.33%
2011 −0.16% +1.02%
2010 +24.98% +26.31%
2009 +23.78% +25.57%
2008 −31.99% −31.07%
2007 −1.22% −0.30%
2006 +14.07% +15.12%
2005 +6.65% +7.68%
2004 +21.59% +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%

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