Answered By: Business Information Services Last Updated: Apr 26, 2016 Views: 4
Go to Standard & Poors Indices
Click on S&P 500 in the 'featured indices' section or search for S&P 500 in the search box in the upper right corner.
Click on Additional Information.
From that menu; scroll down and select Monthy and Annual Returns.
You will find monthly and annual total returns back to 1988.
The dividend component of the total return is available for annual S&P returns back to 1988.
Also; use Global Financial Data. Click on GFDatabase. Search for the keywords S&P 500. Select the S&P 500 Total Return Index or the S&P 500 Composite Price Index.