Ytd return of sp 500

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Jimsad
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Ytd return of sp 500

Post by Jimsad » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:58 pm

Hi.
What is the YTD return for S&P 500 for 2018 as of dec 5, 2018?

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Re: Ytd return of sp 500

Post by gwrvmd » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:12 pm

Go to: Marketwatch.com. it is on there every day; Daily, weekly, monthly, YTD and 1yr,3yr and 5yr
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Re: Ytd return of sp 500

Post by Flymore » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:16 pm

I use the vanguard watchlist to watch the YTD return of funds,

https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/tools/watchlist

For the Vanguard S&P 500 Admiral shares as of December 4, the market was closed today the 5th It's showing,

Price Change SEC Yield YTD Return
500 Index Fund Adm VFIAX $250.23 –$8.35 –3.23% 1.97% B 2.78%

Hope this helps.

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Re: Ytd return of sp 500

Post by livesoft » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:17 pm

Another way to look at this is to use a proxy mutual fund that invests in the S&P500 index. At least that gives one something that they can actually aspire to and actually invest in. For instance, VFIAX is the Vanguard S&P500 index fund that is readily available for many investors to buy shares of.

Then look up the YTD return of VFIAX at Vanguard.com or Morningstar.com
http://performance.morningstar.com/fund ... ture=en_US
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Re: Ytd return of sp 500

Post by The Wizard » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:31 pm

Jimsad wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:58 pm
Hi.
What is the YTD return for S&P 500 for 2018 as of dec 5, 2018?
Depends on whether you mean total return including dividends or not.
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Re: Ytd return of sp 500

Post by Jimsad » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:39 pm

I think it is 2.97% from what I can make out ; not sure if it includes dividends .
Somehow I thought it was negative for the year

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