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What is the S&P 500 equal weight index (EWI)?

See More The S&P 500® Equal Weight Index (EWI) is the equal-weight version of the widely-used S&P 500. The index includes the same constituents as the capitalization weighted S&P 500, but each company in the S&P 500 EWI is allocated a fixed weight - or 0.2% of the index total at each quarterly rebalance.

When was the S&P 500 equal weight index launched?

Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices. 2023 S&P Global: 2009060. The S&P 500 Equal Weight Index was launched January 8, 2003. All information presented prior to an index’s Launch Date is hypothetical (back-tested), not actual performance, and is based on the index methodology in effect on the index launch date.

What is S&P 500 equal weighting?

The equal weighting of the S&P 500 seeks to equally weigh all of the constituents in the index, as opposed to the traditional manner of weighting the S&P 500, which is by market capitalization. The equal weighting methodology allocates a fixed weight (0.2% of the index total) to each constituent. How Do You Invest in the S&P 500?

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