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What is the S&P SmallCap 600?

S&P SmallCap 600

The S&P SmallCap 600 is a stock market index that gives investors a benchmark for small-sized companies in the United States valued at between USD 450 million and USD 2.1 billion. Together with the large-cap S&P 500 and the S&P MidCap 400, the index constitutes the S&P Composite 1500.

Where have you heard about the S&P SmallCap 600?

Your broker can give you information about the differing risk profiles of investing in small, medium and large-sized companies. The S&P SmallCap 600 index offers investors exposure to the small-sized sector in the US. There are a number of easily tradeable Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) which track the index.

What you need to know about the S&P SmallCap 600.

The S&P SmallCap 600 index measures the performance of 600 small-sized companies in the US. This sector offers a distinctive and relatively high risk and return profile to the bolder investor. Small-sized firms often have less financial stability than larger companies and this segment of the market can have a lot less liquidity than the medium and large-sized sectors. As of August 2017, the three largest sectors represented in the index were Industrials, Financials and Consumer Discretionary. You can easily invest in the index through futures and options or ETFs such as the iShares Core S&P Small-Cap.

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