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S&P 500 (SPX)

S&P 500 (^SPX) - short for Standard and Poor's 500, is a United States stock market index based on the market capitalizations of the top 500 companies that have common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. With its headquarters in New York City and dating back to 1860, Standard and Poor's has offices in 23 countries and maintains the SP 500 index. Over $1.25 trillion USD is indexed to Standard and Poor's portfolio of indices, which includes the S&P 500. The S&P500 index seeks to reflect the status of the whole stock market by tracking the return and volatility of the 500 most commonly held large cap company stocks on the NYSE, capturing approximately 80% of total market capitalization. The 500 companies comprising the SP500 span all major industries and are selected based on their market capitalization, liquidity, ability to be traded, as well as other factors. Additionally, the importance of the SP500 is highlighted by its use as an economic indicator of the health of the United States economy.


S&P 500 News and Analysis

Gold Prices Inching Lower, SPX 500 Chart Setup Shows Bearish Cues
Gold prices are inching having topped below $1350/oz while SPX 500 technical positioning warns a top may be taking shape beneath the 2000.00 figure.
Trading Video: Extreme EURUSD Quiet After Key Break Unnerving
The unsettling calm that we have grown used to in 2014 has once again settled over the market. However, there are is enough turmoil below the surface that traders are not willing ...
Smooth Sailing Ahead for ‘Unbreakable’ S&P 500
Retail CFD speculators remain extremely short the SPX500 contract, which tracks the fair value of S&P 500 futures. Until we see a much larger shift in sentiment, we’ll c...
Trading Video: Markets Diverge, Dollar and Risk Struggle, NZD Drops on Rate ...
Moving forward we will see speculative appetite and monetary policy forecasts will once again share the spotlight. We discuss these themes and their trade implications in today's ...
Strategy Video: Are EURUSD, S&P 500 Leading the Market?
We look at a number of divergence trade opportunities through technical, fundamental and market condition analysis in today's Strategy Video.
Trading Video: Volatility is Turning, Yen Crosses and Equities Ready
Is there a deeper well of change behind the markets than just this past week's headline-derived swell in volatility?
Crude Oil Prices Rise Most in a Month, SPX 500 Drops to Trend Support
Crude oil prices posted their largest daily increase in a month while the SPX 500 has dropped to key support guiding the rising trend since mid-April.
Strategy Video: Will Yen Cross and SPX Traders Jump on Volatility Swell?
A downed plane on the Ukraine-Russia border has escalated geopolitical tensions and sent a ripple of fear through the financial system...
Dollar Looks Near Important Turn, S&P 500 Shows Concrete Danger Signs
The Dollar looks at risk versus the Euro, while the S&P 500 is finally showing concrete signs of turnaround. These are the factors and price levels we’re watching.
Risks to S&P 500 Become Too Great to Ignore
Retail CFD speculators remain heavily short the SPX500, which tracks the fair value of S&P 500 futures. Yet a material drop in short interest warns that the trend is near exha...