S&P 500 index sector weighting 2016-2020

As of June 2020, the information technology sector increased its weight to 27.5 percent within the global economy and was the riskiest sector for financial investors according Standard & Poor's index sector weightings. Within the I.T. sector index are companies like Apple Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook.

Breakdown of the Standard & Poor's 500 index sector weightings from 2016 to June 2020

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Release date

August 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016 to H1 2020

Supplementary notes

The S&P 500 Index measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. According to the S&P 500 index sector weightings is the greatest risk the market cap weighted structure. The higher the market share of a industry is, the higher the risk of losses, if the markets turn. Currently largest companies are within the I.T. sector.

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