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S&P 500: A Great 2nd Place Index Fund
The S&P 500 is arguably the most important stock market index on the planet. It represents the free-float value of 500 major corporations primarily domiciled in the US and gives investors an idea of the overall movement in the US equity market.
Buying a Better Index Than the S&P 500  Investorplace.com
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S&P 500 Closes Above 2000 for First Time
The stocks in the S&P 500 were trading at 23.1 times their expected 12-month earnings as of March 31, 1998, according to FactSet.
​Why the S&P 500 is a better gauge than the Dow
However, when you take a close look at their long-term performance, you can see the S&P 500 index handily outpaced the Dow Jones industrials.
S&P 500 Closes at Another Record
The S&P 500 index pushed above 2000 for the first time, but failed to hold on through the close of trading, as it managed to finish at a record for the 29th time this year.
S&P 500 rises to record, scores best month since February
S&P's best August in 14 years: The S&P 500 gained 3.8% for the month, representing the bench mark's best August performance since 2000.
S&P 500 closes at record high, up for 4th week  USA TODAY
S&P 500 edges up to set new record; best month since Feb  Reuters
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Wall Street's record-setting rally continued Tuesday as the S&P 500 notched its 30th record of the year and closed above 2000 for the first time.
What's next for the S&P 500? The pros weigh in
Market milestones like 2000 on the S&P 500 stock index, by definition, mean stocks have levitated to rarefied air, to record levels never seen before.
S&P 500 scores first close above 2000; data helps
The S&P 500 hit an intraday high of 2,005.04, climbing above the 2,000 mark for the second straight day. On Monday, though, the benchmark could not hold on to that mark and ended at 1,997.92.
US stocks rise; best August in 14 years for S&P 500
U.S. stocks rose on Friday, lifting the S&P 500 to another record finish, as investors welcomed a better-than-expected read on U.S.
Stocks Up on Consumer Confidence, S&P 500 Best August in 14 Years  NBCNews.com
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Milestone watch: 2000 on S&P 500
The history-making event-in-waiting is the S&P 500 reaching the 2000 milestone for the first time. Last week, it flirted with the lofty number, only to fall short by 12 points by week's end.