S&P 500 Index Fund
The Fund’s investment objective is to attempt to replicate the total return of the U.S. stock market as measured by the S&P 500 Composite Stock Price Index.
At a Glance
The S&P 500 Index Fund is made up of large-sized companies, many of which are leaders in their respective industries. The stocks in the Fund represent roughly 88% of the U.S. equity markets on a market capitalization basis. The diverse portfolio invests in each major market sector, giving the investor diversification across 500 U.S. stocks. The stocks held by the Fund are different than those included in the S&P MidCap and S&P SmallCap Funds. Therefore, it represents a diversification opportunity for investors in our other index funds.
Please note that diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss.
as of 12/31/15
as of 12/31/15
Fund at a Glance
Index investing has become one of the most popular investment styles in the United States. We feel that in efficient markets, the lower relative fees give our index funds a distinct advantage over actively managed funds with similar investment styles. Furthermore, investing in an index fund gives the investor diversification and a predictable management style.
- The stocks in the Fund represent roughly 88.3% of the total market index as measured by the S&P 1500 Composite Index.
- It is made up of large companies, many of which are leaders in their respective industries.
Fund information is not intended to represent future portfolio composition. Portfolio holdings are subject to change and should not be considered a recommendation to buy individual securities.
The Fund is primarily invested in the U.S. stock market. During a declining stock market, an investment in this Fund would lose money.
*Morningstar Rating™ for Funds: For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund’s monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Ratings metrics. Past results are not guarantee of results in future periods.
Morningstar's star rating is a tool that compares a fund's historical returns against that of other funds within a Morningstar Category. Funds receive ratings of 1 star (lowest) and 5 stars (highest). The ratings are determined by a complex calculation that measures a fund's historical results, downside risks and sales charges. Star ratings are not predictive, but only provide a snapshot of how a fund performed in the past. Moreover, a star rating can change at any time due to fluctuations in a fund's performance, changes in the performance of other funds within a Morningstar Category or if a fund moves from one Morningstar Category to another.
This Fact Sheet must be preceded or accompanied by the current prospectus of the Shelton Funds. Investors should consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the fund. To obtain a prospectus, visit www.sheltoncap.com or call (800) 955-9988. A prospectus should be read carefully before investing. Shelton Funds are distributed by RFS Partners, a member of FINRA and affiliate of Shelton Capital Management. (01/2016)
Investments are not FDIC insured or bank guaranteed and may lose value.