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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. As of 31 January 2017, the market capital of companies included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index ranged from US$ 400 million to US$ 1.8 billion.[1] The index's median market cap was almost $1.1 billion and covered roughly three percent of the total US stock market. These smallcap stocks cover a narrower range of capitalization than the companies covered by the Russell 2000 Smallcap index which range from $169 million to $4 billion.[2] The market valuation for companies in the SmallCap Index and other indices change over times with inflation and the growth of publicly traded companies. The S&P 400 MidCap index combined with the SmallCap 600 compose the S&P 1000, and the S&P 1000 plus the S&P 500 comprise the S&P 1500. The index was launched on October 28, 1994.[3]

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InvestingEdit

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

It can be compared to the Russell 2000 Index.[4][5][6]

VersionsEdit

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 returnsEdit

S&P 600 Index Annual Returns [7][8]
Year Price return Total return
2016 24.75% 26.56%
2015 −3.36% −1.97%
2014 4.44% 5.76%
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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