18 7 2021 nbsp 0183 32 The S amp P 500 index is one of the most popular equity indices to represent the US Stock Market Face of American Market The index has generated around 11 12 annual average returns based on S amp P 500 historical data in the last 93 years 1928 2021 If you had invested 100 in the S amp P 500 index in June of 1970 it would have grown to nearly 27 8 2021 nbsp 0183 32 27 8 2021 nbsp 0183 32 S amp P 500 Index History Chart Graph Standard amp Poor s 500 Index History Chart January 4 1960 Through October 15 20218 2 2020 nbsp 0183 32 Plotting S amp P 500 prices Wrapping Up In this story on Python for Finance we have retrieved the S amp P 500 historical prices in order to calculate and plot the daily returns for the index Plotting daily market returns is a great way to visualise stock returns for any given period of time The S amp P 500 Index originally began in 1926 as the quot composite index quot comprised of only 90 stocks According to historical records the average annual return since its inception in 1926 through 2018 S amp P 500 A logarithmic chart of the S amp P 500 index daily closing values from January 3 1950 to February 19 2016 The Standard and Poor s 500 or simply the S amp P 500 is a stock market index tracking the performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices

20 10 2021 nbsp 0183 32 The S amp P 500 is regarded as a gauge of the large cap U S equities market The index includes 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U S economy which are publicly held on either the NYSE or NASDAQ and covers 75 of U S equities Since this is a price index and not a total return index the S amp P 500 index here does not contain 27 8 2021 nbsp 0183 32 S amp P 500 Index History Chart Graph Standard amp Poor s 500 Index History Chart January 4 1960 Through October 15 2021Interpretation The NASDAQ Composite tracks the performance of all common equities listed on the NASDAQ stock market exchange The S amp P 500 consists of 500 large US companies and captures approximately 80 of available market capitalization Therefore it is quite representative of the overall US stock market and moves almost identically to the Wilshire 5000 Interpretation This chart gives a different view of the data from the chart above comparing the percentage change between S amp P 500 and the Total Return Bond Index over time The Bond Index until 1972 was calculated using Edward McQuarrie s data pages 38 40 Until 1826 the index consists of federal bonds until 1850 it s mostly municipal bonds and until 1897 it s an aggregate of federal 96 rows nbsp 0183 32 S amp P 500 Index 90 Year Historical Chart Interactive chart of the S amp P 500 stock market index since 1927 Historical data is inflation adjusted using the headline CPI and each data point represents the month end closing value The current month is updated on an hourly basis with today s latest value The current price of the S amp P 500 as of October 22 2021 is 4 544 90

14 1 2021 nbsp 0183 32 S And P 500 History Returns by Alex Posted on January 14 2021 Cur correction is the coronavirus diffe just landed in the s p 500 index s p 500 history historical5 8 2020 nbsp 0183 32 Soaring inflation devastated stocks consuming real returns on capital Around the same time the oil embargo also occurred with OPEC member countries halting oil exports to the U S and its allies causing a severe spike in oil prices It took seven years for the S amp P 500 to return to its previous peak 1987 Black Monday97 rows nbsp 0183 32 S amp P 500 Total Returns The total returns of the S amp P 500 index are listed by year Total returns include two components the return generated by dividends and the return generated by price changes in the index While most individuals focus only on the price returns of the index dividends play an important factor in overall investment returns S amp P 500 Index historical charts for SPX to see performance over time with comparisons to other stock exchanges Dow Jones a News Corp company About WSJ News Corp is a global Indeed the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA is on track for its best month since March when it rose 6 62 FactSet data show The S amp P 500 SPX is off 1 45 from its record high at 4 536 95

Interactive chart of the S amp P 500 stock market index since 1927 Historical data is inflation adjusted using the headline CPI and each data point represents the month end closing value The current month is updated on an hourly basis with today s latest value The current price of the S amp P 500 as of October 15 2021 is 4 471 37 Stock market returns since 1990 If you invested 100 in the S amp P 500 at the beginning of 1990 you would have about 2 513 48 at the beginning of 2021 assuming you reinvested all dividends This is a return on investment of 2 413 48 or 10 72 per year This investment result beats inflation during this period for an inflation adjusted return of about 1 097 59 cumulatively or 8 16 per year S amp P 500 INDEX AVERAGE PERCENT CHANGE EACH MONTH 1928 2021 Average gain Average loss No change 0 00 month of September 1979 Data are through September 2021 Source Standard amp Poor s and Haver Analytics yardeni com Historical Monthly Returns Page 1 October 1 2021 Stock Market Indicators Historical Monthly amp Annual Returns www 22 10 2021 nbsp 0183 32 S amp P 500 Index advanced index charts by MarketWatch View real time SPX index data and compare to other exchanges and stocks The following graph shows the S amp P 500 historical return since 1950 The effect of investing 1 in 1950 is seen The orange curve shows the result of having all dividends reinvested i e the total return while the blue curve disregards dividends therefore reflecting only the evolution of price As can be seen reinvesting all dividends

14 10 2021 nbsp 0183 32 The Standard and Poor s 500 S amp P 500 index has been introduced in its current form on 4 March 1957 but it existed previously as well It has 500 components 10 year S amp P 500 index chart S amp P 500 s returns in the last 10 years on a chart S amp P 500 s returns against inflation in the last 10 years Detailed S amp P 500 return data broken down into price dividend and total returns by year The price return represents the return generated by price changes in the S amp P 500 index The return from reinvesting dividends distributed by the companies in the index is labeled as the dividend return S amp P 500 GSPC Historical Data 102 rows 183 Get historical data for the S amp P 500 GSPC on Yahoo Finance View and download daily weekly or monthly data to help your investment decisions Finance yahoo com DA 17 PA 22 MOZ Rank 4011 9 2021 nbsp 0183 32 Below is a S amp P 500 return calculator with dividend reinvestment a feature too often skipped when quoting investment returns It has Consumer Price Index CPI data integrated so it can estimate total investment returns before taxes It uses data from Robert Shiller available here Also Our S amp P 500 Periodic Reinvestment calculator can model fees taxes etc 14 10 2021 nbsp 0183 32 S amp P 500 5 years chart of performance 2021 05 13 Kelemen Szabolcs The Standard and Poor s 500 S amp P 500 index has been introduced in its current form on 4 March 1957 but it existed previously as well It has 500 components 5 year S amp P 500 index chart S amp P 500 s returns in the last 5