What To Expect When You Are Expecting Tesla To Join The S&P 500

By this point, anyone reading this piece should be well aware that Tesla (TSLA) will be joining the S&P 500 Index (SPX) effective December 21st. In practical terms, that means that index funds will need to own the stock as of the close of this Friday, December 18th. Ever since S&P/Dow Jones Indices announced this unprecedentedly large index addition on November 16th, I have discussed the topic both in this space and in various media outlets. In one case, I described it as “peeling the onion” because this one index addition could have a wide range of repercussions. I will attempt to outline some of them below.

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