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SSga S&P 500 Index Fund (SVSPX)

The diversified no load index fund strategy of the State Street Global Advisors – SSgA S&P 500 Index Fund (SVSPX)

According to its prospectus filing on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR system, the investment strategy of the State Street Global Advisors Standard and Poors 500 Index Fund (SVSPX) is “to seek to replicate the total return of the S&P 500® Index. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing substantially all of its investable assets in a corresponding portfolio of the State Street Equity 500 Index Portfolio (the “S&P Master Fund”) that has the same investment objective and investment policies that are substantially similar to those of the Fund.”

The SSgA S&P 500 Index Fund (SVSPX) is a low cost S&P 500 Index Fund that individual investors can buy directly.

The SSgA S&P 500 Index Fund charges 0.16% annually, as its management expense ratio. Because you can buy shares directly and avoid using an expensive financial advisor, you are not required to pay any front-end loads or back-end loads. In addition, there are no annual 12b-1 fees, which would keep dinging you portfolio assets year after year.

Fund portfolio transactions costs are low, too. Annual turnover can be used as a proxy for an equity mutual fund”s trading costs. The SSgA S&P 500 Index Fund has had a 12% annual turnover ratio.

Total net assets are about $1.9 billion. Since this S&P 500 index fund tracks the Standard and Poors 500 composite, of course, portfolio holdings are U.S. equities with large market capitalizations. Some of the investment portfolio’s largest holdings are: ExxonMobil Corporation XOM, General Electric Company GE, AT&T Inc. T, Microsoft Corporation, MSFT, Citigroup Inc. C, Bank of America Corporation BAC, Procter & Gamble Company PG, Chevron Corporation CVX, Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO, and Johnson & Johnson JNJ.

The trading symbol of this no load index fund is SVSPX. The required minimum initial deposit for individual investor is $10,000 in a taxable account. Shares in the fund were first sold in 1992.

The State Street Global Advisors fund family website is www.ssgafunds.com. Their customer service telephone number is 1-800-997-7327.

The State Street Global Advisors – SSgA S&P 500 Index Fund is one of 10 low cost, no load index funds.

To buy index funds, click on any of the 10 low cost, no load S&P 500 index funds below to find additional information about them. The article “Top 10 S&P 500 Index Funds” explains how this list was developed. The five letter term in parentheses is the fund’s trading symbol.

  1. California Investment S&P 500 Index Fund (SPFIX)
  2. Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund (FSMKX)
  3. Schwab S & P 500 Index Fund (SWPPX)
  4. SSga S&P 500 Index Fund (SVSPX)
  5. T Rowe Price Equity Index Fund 500 (PREIX)
  6. United Association S&P500 Index Fund (UAIIX)
  7. USAA S&P 500 Index Fund – Member (USSPX)
  8. Vanguard 500 Index Fund – Admiral (VFIAX)
  9. Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX)
  10. Vantagepoint 500 Index Fund – Stock II (VPSKX)

You should be able to go directly to most of these 10 funds to buy them. Either call them or download the investment forms from their websites. When you shop for any investment, always pay attention to the details. Understand whether there are other restrictions, costs, and purchase conditions associated with buying any index mutual fund.

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