How do I find historical monthly and annual total returns for the S&P 500?
Use Datastream in the Business Library. The code for the S&P500 is S&PCOMP . Datastream presents total return as an index; use the code S&PCOMP(RI).
Use Bloomberg in the Business Library. The code for the S&P500 is SPX Index. Enter TRA, and Page Forward from the graph to see the numerical values.The Bloomberg code for the S&P 500 total return is SPXT INDEX.
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