| SPDR S&P 500 Growth is an open-end investment management company. The Fund seeks to provide investment results, which correspond to the total return performance of an index tracks the performance of exchange traded the equity securities. The Fund matches the returns and characteristics of the S&P 500 Growth Index (the Index). The index measures the performance of the growth sector in the United States equity market. The selection universe for the S&P 500 Index includes all the United States common equities. As of June 30 2015, the Fund's total assets and investment porfolio totaled $568,534,398 and $567,682,368, respectively. The SPYG YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the SPYG YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether SPYG YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the SPYG YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.