How Do You Find Information on the S&P 500 Index Historical Data?


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Yahoo Finance has a tool on its website for displaying the performance of the Standard and Poor's 500 index over a period of time selected by the user. The data displayed can also be filtered out to show the daily, weekly, monthly or dividend-only prices.

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Users can also click on the interactive chart view to display the data as a graph instead of a table. The time frame can be selected from one day to the maximum number of years since the S&P 500 index's inception. The performance of the S&P 500 index can also be compared to another stock ticker, notes Yahoo Finance.

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