S&P 500 Index (^GSPC) Seasonal Chart
The above chart represents the seasonality for the S&P 500 Index (^GSPC) for the past 20 years.
- Date range: January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2009
- Type: Index – US
- Symbol: .GSPC, $SPX, ^GSPC
S&P 500 Index (^GSPC) Seasonality
Analysis has revealed that with a buy date of March 9 and a sell date of June 4, investors have benefited from a total return of 85.05% over the last 10 years. This scenario has shown positive results in 7 of those periods.
Conversely, the best return over the maximum number of positive periods reveals a buy date of March 12 and a sell date of June 1, producing a total return over the same 10-year range of 79.65% with positive results in 9 of those periods.
**Results shown are compounded
How to Invest
- iShares S&P 500 Index (ETF) (Public, NYSE:IVV) – Info – iShares S&P 500 Index Fund (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the S&P 500 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization sector of the United States equity market. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. BlackRock Fund Advisors serves as the investment adviser for the Fund. Expense Ratio: 0.09%
- iShrs CDN S&P 500 Indx Fnd. (Public, TSE:XSP) – Info – iShares CDN S&P 500 Hedged to Canadian Dollars Index Fund (iShares CDN S&P 500 Index Fund) seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the S&P 500 Hedged to Canadian Dollars Index (the Index). The Index is a market capitalization-weighted index of securities of 500 of the largest United States public issuers provided by S&P, hedged to Canadian dollars. The Index is the S&P 500 Index with United States dollar currency exposure removed, so that the returns of the S&P 500 stocks will not be impacted by changes in United States/Canadian dollar exchange rates. iShares CDN S&P 500 Index Fund is managed by Barclays Global Investors Canada Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Barclays PLC. Expense Ratio: 0.24%
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