The AI (ChatGPT) S&P 500 Investing Guide: Table of Contents





Part I: Investing Basics About the S&P 500

Achieving Long-term Financial Security

Don't Grow Old Being Poor

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Is the Only Stock Portfolio You Will Need

It's Easy to Own the S&P 500

Buy-and-Hold the S&P 500 for a Financially Secure Future

What is the S&P 500?

What Does S&P Mean?

Why Own the S&P 500?

Simplify Your Stock Investing Experience

Long-term S&P 500 Investors Make Money

Buy-and-Hold S&P 500 Investors Make Money

What Are the S&P 500 Long-term Returns?

Be a Patient S&P 500 Investor and Make Money

Chances of Making Money Are Almost 100% for Long-term S&P 500 Investors

Own S&P 500 in Your IRA, Roth IRA and 401k

S&P 500 Is a Diverse Portfolio of Stocks

What Stocks Make Up the S&P 500

S&P 500 Is Market-Capitalization-Weighted


U.S. Economy and Stock Market Are Resilient

Believe in the Long-term U.S. Economy

Believe in the Long-term U.S. Market

S&P 500 Includes Stocks from All Economic Sectors

Be a Long-term S&P 500 Investor

Regularly Buy the S&P 500 and Reinvest Dividends

When It Comes to Investing Be a Tortoise

Owning the S&P 500 Is Not a Get-Rich Scheme

Getting to $1,000,000 With a One-time Investment

Getting to $1,000,000 With a Recurring Monthly Investment

Begin Investing in the S&P 500 at a Young Age

Don't Put Off Investing in the S&P 500

Regularly Buy the S&P 500

Automatically Buy the S&P 500

Use Dollar-cost Averaging to Buy the S&P 500

Buy and Hold the S&P 500 Every Month for Many Years

Make a Habit of Investing in the S&P 500

Increase Amount of Puchases of the S&P 500 as Your Income Increases

Dividend Reinvestment

Always Reinvest Your S&P 500 Dividends

Dividend Reinvestment Increases S&P 500 Total Returns


S&P 500 Dividend Yield is Modest

S&P 500 Includes Hundreds of Dividend Stocks

S&P 500 Dividends Are Important to Long-term Investors

S&P 500 Dividends Increase Over Time

S&P 500 Dividends Are Reliable

S&P 500 Dividends Are Sustainable

Small Investments

Spare Change Investments in the S&P 500 Pays Off

Small Dollar Investments in the S&P 500 Can Grow Over Time

Holding Cash

Keep Some Cash On Hand to Buffer Against S&P 500 Price Declines

Keep Some Cash On Hand to Buy S&P 500 at Bargain Prices

Most Professional Investors Don't Hold Much Cash But You Can

Setting Up Brokerage Account

Setting Up an Account to Own the S&P 500

Setting Up an Account - Select Dividend Reinvestment Option

Setting Up an Account - Put Buying the S&P 500 on Auto Pilot

Encourage Your Family, Friends and Coworkers to Invest in the S&P 500

Talk to Your Children About Savings and Investing in the S&P 500

Stay Focused and Keep Your Emotions in Check

Don't Let Emotions Drive Your Investing Decisions

Don't Drive Yourself Crazy Over Stocks

Don't Worry About S&P 500 Price Declines

Don't Obsess Over Stock Market Gyrations

Ignore Short-term Market Moves

Ignore Market Bloviators

Ignore Crazy Stock Market Predictions

Own the S&P 500 - Ignore "Hot Stock" Recommendations

Be Patient During S&P 500 Ups and Downs

Part II: More Investing Details About the S&P 500

Reasons to Own the S&P 500 - Besides Making Money

Own the S&P 500 and Sleep Well

Want to Relax and Enjoy Family and Friends

Not Interested in Picking Stocks

Not Intrested in Learning About Stocks

Don't Have Time to Worry About Stocks

Don't Have the Temperament to Deal With Stocks

Don't Feel Confident About Picking Stocks

Don't Want to Commit Money to Individual Stocks

Don't Want to Work With a Stock Broker

Don't Want to Read About Stocks

Don't Want to Watch Stock Market News

Don't Want to Fret About the Stock Market

Tips on Buying and Selling the S&P 500

Avoid Buying the S&P 500 at Peaks

Avoid Selling the S&P 500 at Peaks

Don't Panic When S&P 500 Price Drops

Picking Winning Stocks Is Difficult

Forget Trading Stocks

Forget Chasing Hot Stocks

Forget Bitcoin and Other Cryptos

Severe Price Declines Are Great Buying Opportunities for Long-term S&P 500 Investors

Long-term S&P 500 Investors Don't Need Risky Tactics

S&P 500 Investing Choices


Popular S&P 500 Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

Alternative ETFs to SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) done check name and expense ratios

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Gives You a One-Stop Diversified Portfolio

S&P 500 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Index


Mutual Funds

Popular S&P 500 Mutual Funds

S&P 500 ETFs Versus S&P 500 Mutual Funds

S&P 500 Price History

S&P 500 Has Long-term Price Cycles

Long-term S&P 500 Investors Can Ride Out Price Downsides

U.S. Stock Market Has Always Recovered From Severe Downsides

Bull Markets

Long S&P 500 Bull Markets DONE

Long 1982 - 2000 S&P 500 Bull Market

1949 to 1961 Bull Market

Long 2009 - 2021 S&P 500 Bull Market

S&P 500 Down After Peaking in 2022

Bear Markets

Long S&P 500 Bear Markets

Covid-19 Bear Market and Recovery

2007-2009 Financial Crisis Bear Market and Recovery Bubble Crash and Recovery

!987 One-Day S&P 500 Crash (Black Swan Event) and Recovery

1968 to 1982 Bear Market and Recovery

1932 Bear Stock Market Low and Recovery

Volatile Stock Prices During the Great Depression

1929 Stock Market Crash and Recovery

Other Broad U. S. Stock Market Indices and ETFs

Nasdaq and Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ)

Dow Jones Industrial Average and SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (DIA)

Russell 1000 Index and iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB)

Russell 2000 Index and iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)

Russell 3000 Index and iShares Russell 3000 ETF (IWV)

Part III: S&P 500 Charts and Calculator from (Not from ChatGPT)

1905 to Present S&P 500 Price Chart

1971 to Present S&P 500 Price Chart

S&P 500 Dollar-cost Average Calculator

S&P 500 Long-term Dollar-cost Averaging Investing Returns Calculator

S&P 500 Return Calculator

Stock Return/Purchase Date Calculator for the S&P 500 - Buying on Price Dips is Profitable

S&P 500 and Stock Return Calculator: Compare Returns for S&P 500 and Stocks

S&P 500 and Gold Return Calculator: Compare Returns for S&P 500 and Gold

S&P 500 Inflation-Adjusted (Log 10) Price Chart Maker

Financial Security Resilient Economy & S&P 500 Buy Regularly Check Emotions Reasons Own Buy & Sell Tips Price History Other Indices Charts & Calculators

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