S&P SmallCap 600/BARRA Growth
What is the S&P SmallCap 600/BARRA Growth?
The S&P SmallCap 600/Barra Growth is a stock market index that gives investors a benchmark for small-sized companies in the United States valued at between $450 million and $2.1 billion, that are also defined as being in the growth sector due to their higher price-to-book ratio.
Where have you heard about the S&P SmallCap 600/BARRA Growth?
Your broker can give you information about both the differing risk profiles of investing in small, medium and large-sized companies, and of stocks considered to be in either the growth or value sectors. The S&P SmallCap 600/BARRA Growth index offers investors exposure to the small-sized growth sector in the US.
What you need to know about the S&P SmallCap 600/BARRA Growth.
The S&P SmallCap 600/BARRA Growth index measures the performance of 300 small-sized companies in the US – half of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. This sector offers a unique and relatively high risk and return profile to the more adventurous investor, as smaller firms often have less financial stability than larger companies. The growth index is made up of the 300 companies within the overall S&P SmallCap 600 Index that have the highest price-to-book ratios. Shares in these firms are often considered to be relatively expensive, but offer a better chance of continued higher earnings in the future.