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Every S&P 500 Company 

There are currently over 630,000 publicly traded companies in the world.  In the United States there are only about 3,600.  Even considering American companies though, that is still a lot of companies!

I’ve chosen to grow myself as an analyst and investor primarily by starting out studying the big ones – what are the large cap companies, and what are their characteristics?

The S&P 500 index is one of the world’s most well known indices, and comprises leading American firms.  By digging through each one, I hope to help you and I gain a greater understanding of underlying investing principles as well as a broad understanding of different business models, company cultures, histories, and economics.

Alex Mason

Hi, I'm Alex and I'm an individual investor and podcaster who's curious about the world. I'm always looking for new ideas so I can experiment with them and teach the best of what I learn to others.

S&P 500 Companies Studied

Total Companies Studied

Though the list is ever-changing, I will cover all S&P 500 companies from 2018 (when I started the podcast) forward.

Check out the companies we’ve covered on the show below.  I’ll update this page as we make progress.

SAP company logo

General Electric (GE)

Sherwin-Williams logo

Sherwin-Williams (SHW)

Discover Financial logo

Discover Financial Services (DFS)

visa logo

Visa (V)

american express logo

American Express (AXP)

disney logo

The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

altria logo

Altria (MO)

phillip morris international logo

Phillip Morris International (PM)

Hershey logo

The Hershey Company (HSY)

Mastercard logo

Mastercard (MA)

johnson and johnson logo

Johnson and Johnson (JNJ)

starbucks logo

Starbucks (SBUX)

franklin resources logo

Franklin Resources (BEN)

phillip morris international logo

Phillip Morris International (PM)

Hershey logo

The Hershey Company (HSY)

Mastercard logo

Mastercard (MA)

johnson and johnson logo

Johnson and Johnson (JNJ)

starbucks logo

Starbucks (SBUX)

SAP company logo

SAP (SAP)

ventas logo

Ventas (VTR)

digital realty logo

Digital Realty (DRT)

Virgin Galactic logo

Federal Realty (FRT)

host hotels and resorts

Host Hotels and Resorts (HST)

Marriott Hotels

Marriott International (MAR)

Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Marriott Vacations Worldwide (VAC)

Virgin Galactic logo

Virgin Galactic (SPCE)

macerich logo

Macerich (MAC)

simon property group logo

Simon Property Group (SPG)

southern company logo

Southern Company (SO)

American Airlines logo

American Airlines (AAL)