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Total Returns and Sector Exposure for Growth Indexes

Amanda Lawrence
Total Returns and Sector Exposure for Growth Indexes

If we dig into the S&P 500 and the S&P Growth indexes, we can see that they have the highest exposure to information technology (or IT). The S&P 500 Growth index generated a three-year and five-year annualized return of 13.2% and 15.2%, respectively. These returns compare to the S&P 500 (SPY) at 10.7% and 13% for the same timespan, respectively. The S&P 500 Growth index generated YTD (year-to-date) return of 5.5%, compared to the S&P 500 at 1.5%. The S&P 500 Growth has 41% exposure to information technology, compared to the S&P 500 at 24.8%. ...