A detailed history of the Standard & Poor's 500 closing values is available at the websites of Nasdaq and MarketWatch. Nasdaq offers daily historical data of the S&P 500 with accounts of day's closing value, low, high and volume from the last 10 years.Continue Reading
MarketWatch offers daily historical data of the S&P 500 with account of day's closing value, high and low together with a graph up to last 10 years. To view the closing value of a particular date, users must select the date for entering into the "Enter Date" box and click on the "Set" icon.
Fund managers consider the S&P 500, which has 500 components, to be more accurate in reflecting the overall United States stock market situation compared to Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has 30 components, as mentioned on The Wall Street Journal.Learn more about Investing