BNY Mellon Small Cap Stock Index
Objective And StrategyObjective
To match the performance of the S&P Small Cap 600 Index.
To pursue this goal, the Fund invests in a representative sample of stocks included in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index, and in futures whose performance is tied to the index. The Fund attempts to have a correlation between its performance and that of the index of at least .95, before expenses. A correlation of 1.00 would mean that the Fund and the index were perfectly correlated. The Fund’s Portfolio investments are selected by a "sampling" process based on market capitalization, industry representation and other means. Sampling is a statistical process used to select stocks so that the Portfolio has investment characteristics that closely approximate those of the index. The Fund expects to invest in approximately 500 or more of the stocks in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index. However, at times, the Fund may be fully invested in all the stocks that comprise the index. Under these circumstances, the Fund maintains approximately the same weighting for each stock as the index does. The S&P SmallCap 600 Index is an unmanaged index composed of 600 domestic stocks with market capitalizations ranging between approximately $200 million and $1.0 billion, depending on index composition. S&P weights each company’s stock in the index by its market capitalization (i.e., the share price times the number of shares outstanding), adjusted by the number of available float shares (i.e., those shares available to public investors). This means that, generally, larger companies have greater representation in the index than small companies. The Fund may also use stock index futures as a substitute for the sale or purchase of securities.
* This portfolio invests (or may invest) in securities of companies with micro-, small-, or mid-capitalization. Any investment in micro-, small-, or mid-capitalization companies involves greater risk than that customarily associated with investments in larger, more established companies because of the greater business risks of smaller size, limited markets and financial resources, narrower product lines, and frequent lack of management depth. As such, micro- or small-cap companies may be more subject to erratic and abrupt market movements than securities of larger, more established companies.
Small Cap Core05/2002
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