Mutual Funds

Invesco Equally-Weighted S&P 500 Fund

Equity | US Equity

Objective & Strategy

The fund seeks total return through growth of capital and current income.

Greater diversification potential

Looking for exposure to the 500 stocks held by the S&P 500 Index? As it turns out, investing in a typical index strategy might not provide the level of diversification you want.

Due to market-cap weighting, the performance of the S&P 500 Index can be dominated by a small number of stocks. As the chart below shows, the 50 largest stocks in the index represent nearly half of its weight, leaving the next 450 stocks to account for the remainder. In contrast, the top 50 stocks in the S&P 500 Equal Weight Index comprise just 11% of its weight.

Market-cap weighting results in a top-heavy portfolio

S&P 500 Index (market-cap weighted)
S&P 500 Equal Weight Index (equal weighted)

Source: Standard & Poor's. For illustrative purposes only. Data as of December 31, 2015. The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The S&P 500 Equal Weight Index is the equally weighted version of the S&P 500 Index. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or eliminate the risk of loss.

Broader participation across sectors

In an equal-weighted strategy, the number of stocks in each sector — rather than the market capitalization of those stocks — determines that sector's weight. Therefore, in the S&P 500 Equal Weight Index, more diversified sectors (like consumer discretionary) will have a higher weight than more concentrated sectors (like information technology). On the other hand, sector exposures in the S&P 500 Index can be heavily influenced by the market caps of just a few companies.

Broader participation

S&P 500 Equal Weight Index (equal weighted)
S&P 500 Index (market-cap weighted)

Source: Invesco and Standard & Poor's. It is not possible to invest directly in the index. This chart is for illustrative purposes only. As of December 31, 2015. The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The S&P 500 Equal Weight Index is the equally weighted version of the S&P 500 Index. The holdings are organized according to the Global Industry Classification Standard, which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI Inc. and Standard & Poor's.

Furthermore, since the number of stocks in each sector hasn't varied dramatically over time, the sector weights in the S&P 500 Equal Weight Index have tended to be more stable than the sector weights of the cap-weighted S&P 500 Index.

More stable sector exposures historically

Information Technology
Consumer Staples
Health Care
Utilities
Financials
Consumer Discretionary
Telecom Services
Energy
Industrials
Materials

Source: Standard & Poor's, FactSet Research Systems, Inc. As of December 31, 2015. Data for the S&P 500 Equal Weight Index represent actual index constituent data from June 2003 through December 31, 2015. Prior to June 2003, the data was compiled by Invesco and represents the constituents of the S&P 500 Index, given an equal weight at each quarter end, and allowed to float in between quarters based on their stock price movements, consistent with the S&P 500 Equal Weight Index methodology.

Historically, the S&P Equal Weight Index has outperformed the S&P 500 Index

Since its inception in 2003, the S&P 500 Equal Weight Index has outperformed the market-cap weighted S&P 500 Index.

S&P 500 Equal Weight Index (equal weighted)
S&P 500 Index (market-cap weighted)

Source: Standard & Poor's. Cumulative returns from January 31, 2003 - December 31, 2015. Index additions and deletions coincide with the S&P 500 Index. Each constituent of the S&P 500 Equal Weight Index is assigned a weight of 0.20%. Index weightings change as the stock prices move. Rebalanced quarterly. The S&P 500 Index is an unmanaged index considered representative of the U.S. stock market. The S&P 500 Equal Weight Index is the equally weighted version of the S&P 500 Index. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. It is not possible to invest directly in the index.

Index returns do not represent fund returns. For current fund performance, see performance tab.

Style Map

Invesco Equally-Weighted S&P 500 Fund

The map illustrates areas in which the fund can invest, not necessarily within a limited period of time.

as of 01/31/2016

Morningstar Rating

Overall Rating - Large Blend Category

As of 01/31/2016 the Fund had an overall rating of 3 stars out of 1409 funds and was rated 2 stars out of 1409 funds, 3 stars out of 1238 funds and 3 stars out of 894 funds for the 3-, 5- and 10- year periods, respectively.

Morningstar details

Source: Morningstar Inc. Ratings are based on a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effect of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The overall rating is derived from a weighted average of three-, five- and 10-year rating metrics, as applicable. ©2016 Morningstar Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers. It may not be copied or distributed and is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance does not guarantee future results. A fund is eligible for a Morningstar Rating three years after inception. The top 10% of funds in a category receive five stars, the next 22.5% four stars, the next 35% three stars, the next 22.5% two stars and the bottom 10% one 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.) Ratings for other share classes may differ due to different performance characteristics.

Management team

as of 12/31/2015

Top Equity Holdings | View all

% of Total Assets
ONEOK INC 0.24
SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY CO 0.24
FIRST SOLAR INC 0.23
NRG ENERGY INC 0.23
CONSOL ENERGY INC 0.22
ALCOA INC 0.22
CELGENE CORP 0.22
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC 0.22
ROYAL CARRIBEAN CRUISES LTD 0.22
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC 0.22

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

as of 01/31/2016 12/31/2015

Average Annual Returns (%)

  Incept.
Date
Max
Load (%)
Since
Incept. (%)
YTD (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
NAV 07/28/1997 N/A 7.82 -5.64 -5.53 9.90 9.96 6.75
Load 07/28/1997 5.50 7.50 -10.82 -10.73 7.85 8.72 6.15
Performance quoted is past performance and cannot guarantee comparable future results; current performance may be lower or higher. Investment return and principal value will vary so that you may have a gain or a loss when you sell shares.

Performance shown at NAV does not include applicable front-end or CDSC sales charges, which would have reduced the performance.

Performance figures reflect reinvested distributions and changes in net asset value (NAV) and the effect of the maximum sales charge unless otherwise stated.

as of 01/31/2016 12/31/2015

Annualized Benchmark Returns


Index Name 1 Mo (%) 3 Mo (%) 1Y (%) 3Y (%) 5Y (%) 10Y (%)
S&P 500 Equal Weight IX -5.60 -7.55 -4.98 10.54 10.60 7.46
S&P 500 Reinvested IX -4.96 -6.18 -0.67 11.30 10.91 6.48
S&P 500 Equal Weight IX -2.31 5.04 -2.20 15.09 12.37 8.52
S&P 500 Reinvested IX -1.58 7.04 1.38 15.13 12.57 7.31

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc.

An investment cannot be made directly in an index.

Expense Ratio per Prospectus

Management Fee 0.11
12b-1 Fee 0.25
Other Expenses 0.18
Interest/Dividend Exp 0.00
Total Other Expenses 0.18
Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (Underlying Fund Fees & Expenses) 0.00
Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses 0.54
Contractual Waivers/Reimbursements N/A
Net Expenses - PER PROSPECTUS 0.54
Additional Waivers/Reimbursements 0.00
Net Expenses - With Additional Fee Reduction 0.54
This information is updated per the most recent prospectus.

Historical Prices

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Distributions

From   to
    Capital Gains Reinvestment
Price ($)
Ex-Date Income Short Term Long Term
12/11/2015 0.6668 0.2705 0.3447 45.44
12/12/2014 0.4917 0.2807 0.3883 47.32
12/13/2013 0.4804 0.3854 0.7028 42.18
12/07/2012 0.5081 0.0656 0.7718 33.23
12/09/2011 0.5157 N/A N/A 30.08
12/10/2010 0.4053 N/A N/A 30.27
12/15/2009 0.2564 N/A N/A 25.36
12/15/2008 0.4619 0.0046 3.7619 16.92
12/14/2007 0.4817 0.4223 3.7699 37.68
12/15/2006 0.3977 0.2369 2.0004 42.19
12/15/2005 0.3613 0.2922 1.0639 39.15
12/15/2004 0.1811 0.2698 0.3513 37.15
12/15/2003 0.1185 0.0000 2.1249 31.51
12/13/2002 0.1120 0.0000 0.0083 25.89
12/14/2001 0.3638 0.0000 0.0354 29.88
12/15/2000 0.2663 0.4239 5.8700 29.96
12/16/1999 0.3135 0.2298 3.8217 33.63
12/15/1998 0.3432 0.0946 2.5139 33.98
12/16/1997 0.2306 0.3155 0.7245 34.19
as of 01/31/2016

Sector Breakdown

The holdings are organized according to the Global Industry Classification Standard, which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. and Standard & Poor's.

as of 12/31/2015

Asset Mix

as of 01/31/2016

Fund Characteristics

3-Year Alpha -0.56%
3-Year Beta 1.00
3-Year R-Squared 1.00
3-Year Sharpe Ratio 0.88
3-Year Standard Deviation 11.15
Number of Securities N/A
Total Assets $4,448,990,516.00
Wghtd Med Mkt Cap MM$ $17,389.00

Source: FactSet Research Systems Inc., StyleADVISOR

Benchmark:  S&P 500 Equal Weight IX

as of 12/31/2015

Top Equity Holdings | View all

% of Total Assets
ONEOK INC 0.24
SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY CO 0.24
FIRST SOLAR INC 0.23
NRG ENERGY INC 0.23
CONSOL ENERGY INC 0.22
ALCOA INC 0.22
CELGENE CORP 0.22
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC 0.22
ROYAL CARRIBEAN CRUISES LTD 0.22
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC 0.22

Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.

as of 12/31/2015

Top Industries

  % of Total Assets
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 3.31
Multi-Utilities 2.65
Electric Utilities 2.64
Packaged Foods & Meats 2.60
Semiconductors 2.55
Health Care Equipment 2.40
Pharmaceuticals 2.21
Aerospace & Defense 2.18
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 2.17
Asset Management & Custody Banks 2.00

The holdings are organized according to the Global Industry Classification Standard, which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. and Standard & Poor's.

 About risk

Depositary Receipts Risk. Investing in depositary receipts involves the same risks as direct investments in foreign securities. In addition, the underlying issuers of certain depositary receipts are under no obligation to distribute shareholder communications or pass through any voting rights with respect to the deposited securities to the holders of such receipts. The Fund may therefore receive less timely information or have less control than if it invested directly in the foreign issuer.

Derivatives Risk. The value of a derivative instrument depends largely on (and is derived from) the value of an underlying security, currency, commodity, interest rate, index or other asset (each referred to as an underlying asset). In addition to risks relating to the underlying assets, the use of derivatives may include other, possibly greater, risks, including counterparty, leverage and liquidity risks. Counterparty risk is the risk that the counterparty to the derivative contract will default on its obligation to pay the Fund the amount owed or otherwise perform under the derivative contract. Derivatives create leverage risk because they do not require payment up front equal to the economic exposure created by owning the derivative. As a result, an adverse change in the value of the underlying asset could result in the Fund sustaining a loss that is substantially greater than the amount invested in the derivative, which may make the Fund's returns more volatile and increase the risk of loss. Derivative instruments may also be less liquid than more traditional investments and the Fund may be unable to sell or close out its derivative positions at a desirable time or price. This risk may be more acute under adverse market conditions, during which the Fund may be most in need of liquidating its derivative positions. Derivatives may also be harder to value, less tax efficient and subject to changing government regulation that could impact the Fund's ability to use certain derivatives or their cost. Also, derivatives used for hedging or to gain or limit exposure to a particular market segment may not provide the expected benefits, particularly during adverse market conditions.

Emerging Markets Securities Risk. Emerging markets (also referred to as developing markets) are generally subject to greater market volatility, political, social and economic instability, uncertain trading markets and more governmental limitations on foreign investment than more developed markets. In addition, companies operating in emerging markets may be subject to lower trading volume and greater price fluctuations than companies in more developed markets. Securities law and the enforcement of systems of taxation in many emerging market countries may change quickly and unpredictably. In addition, investments in emerging markets securities may also be subject to additional transaction costs, delays in settlement procedures, and lack of timely information.

Foreign Securities Risk. The Fund's foreign investments may be adversely affected by political and social instability, changes in economic or taxation policies, difficulty in enforcing obligations, decreased liquidity or increased volatility. Foreign investments also involve the risk of the possible seizure, nationalization or expropriation of the issuer or foreign deposits (in which the Fund could lose its entire investments in a certain market) and the possible adoption of foreign governmental restrictions such as exchange controls. Unless the Fund has hedged its foreign securities risk, foreign securities risk also involves the risk of negative foreign currency rate fluctuations, which may cause the value of securities denominated in such foreign currency (or other instruments through which the Fund has exposure to foreign currencies) to decline in value. Currency exchange rates may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time. Currency hedging strategies, if used, are not always successful.

Indexing Risk. The Fund is operated as a passively managed index fund and, therefore, the adverse performance of a particular security necessarily will not result in the elimination of the security from the Fund's portfolio. Ordinarily, the Adviser will not sell the Fund's portfolio securities except to reflect additions or deletions of the securities that comprise the Index, or as may be necessary to raise cash to pay Fund shareholders who sell Fund shares. As such, the Fund will be negatively affected by declines in the securities represented by the Index. Also, there is no guarantee that the Adviser will be able to correlate the Fund's performance with that of the Index.

Market Risk. The market values of the Fund's investments, and therefore the value of the Fund's shares, will go up and down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, industry or section of the economy, or it may affect the market as a whole. Individual stock prices tend to go up and down more dramatically than those of certain other types of investments, such as bonds. During a general downturn in the financial markets, multiple asset classes may decline in value. When markets perform well, there can be no assurance that specific investments held by the Fund will rise in value.

as of 02/11/2016

VADAX

NAV Change ($)
$41.06 -0.59
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Fund Details

  • Distribution Frequency Annually
  • NASDAQ VADAX
  • WSJ Abrev. N/A
  • CUSIP 00142J818
  • Fund Type Equity
  • Geography Type Domestic
  • Inception Date 07/28/1997
  • Fiscal Year End 08/31
  • Min Initial Investment $1,000
  • Subsequent Investment $50
  • Min Initial IRA Investment $250
  • Fund Number 1706
  • Tax ID 13-3442434