Answered By: Edward Bilodeau
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2017     Views: 13768

Go to S&P Dow Jones Indices - S&P 500. From the Additional Info drop-down menu select Index Earnings to download an Excel file of quarterly returns going back to 1988.

Use the Datastream terminal in the Humanities/McLennan Library, 3rd floor (Room M3-53B). The code for the S&P500 is S&PCOMP. Datastream presents total return as an index; use the datatype RI . See our quick video on how to use Datastream.

Use the Bloomberg terminal in the Humanities/McLennan Library, 3rd floor (Room M3-53B). The code for the S&P500 is SPX Index. The Bloomberg code for the S&P 500 total return is SPXT INDEX. To see total returns type SPXT <INDEX> TRA.

Comments (2)

  1. S&P Dow Jones Indices - S&P 500. From the Additional Info drop-down menu select Monthly Returns to download an Excel file of monthly returns going back to 1988.
    IT IS NOT TRUE NOW
    by vlad on May 08, 2017.
  2. Sorry! Quarterly earnings going back to 1988 are still available through the S&P Indices web site. The instructions have been updated accordingly. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!
    by Edward Bilodeau on May 08, 2017.

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