RSP has lived up to its reputation of outperforming the cap-weighted S&P 500 with a year-to-date gain that is 100 basis points ahead of the cap-weighted index.

Fun facts courtesy of S&P Dow Jones Indices:

  • The 2000.02 close surpassed the prior record high of 1997.92 set on [August 25, 2014]
  • Crossed the 2000 intra-day mark for the first time on August 25, 2014.
  • 30 new record highs YTD
  • 66 of the original 500 companies remain in the S&P 500 today
  • S&P 500 surpassed 1000 for the first time on February 2, 1998 when it closed at 1001.27

o   225 issues remain in the S&P 500 today

SPDR S&P 500 ETF

ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of EEM, RSP and SPY.