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Top 5 S&P 500 Stocks for 2018 by Performance

Top 5 S&P 500 Stocks for 2018 by Performance

The Standard & Poor's 500 index—commonly called the S&P 500, or simply the S&P—is the primary gauge of the large-cap U.S. equities market. It is based on the market capitalization figures of the top 500 companies that list their common stock on the NYSE or NASDAQ. Based on available historical data, the S&P has generated an average annual return of around 9.8% from 1928 through 2016.