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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

Fed Fear Builds USD, Greece Unnerves the Euro but S&P Yet to Collapse
Despite this past week's volatility, the moves made were low threshold. The uncomfortable market shifts are still ahead.
The Market Risk and Liquidity Risk of an S&P 500, Financial Market Reversal
Fed rate hikes, a Greece-stoked Eurozone crisis and a global recession are serious market risks; but the systemic threat is in liquidity risk.
Gold Extends Above 1200 Figure, SPX 500 Selloff Pauses to Digest
Gold prices narrowly secured a foothold above the $1200/oz figure while the SPX 500 paused to consolidate at chart support after turning sharply downward.
Trading Video: EURUSD Breaks its Wedge as the S&P 500 Tumble Continues
On paper, this past session's market developments look remarkable.
Trading Video: S&P 500 Drop Not a Risk Move, Dollar Pairs Ready to Break
A sharp drop in US equities has raised the market's attention as traders look for volatility amid a long-simmering fear of an eventual 'risk reversal'.
Crude Oil Rebound Accelerates, 5-Month SPX 500 Uptrend at Risk
Crude oil prices are accelerating upward to probe above the $58.00 figure while the SPX 500 is threatening to overturn its five-month uptrend.
Crude Oil Stalls Below 57.00, SPX 500 May Be Forming Double Top
Crude oil prices continue to stall below the $57/barrel figure while the SPX 500 chart setup hints prices may be forming a double top near February’s swing top.
Gold Aims Above 1200, SPX 500 Stalls Below February High
Gold prices are aiming to recover above the $1200/oz figure while the SPX 500 stalled below February’s swing top. The US Dollar looks vulnerable to deeper losses.
Gold Breaks Near-Term Down Trend, SPX 500 Eyes Record High Anew
Gold prices broke above resistance guiding the down move since late January while the SPX 500 looks poised to challenge record highs anew.
Strategy Video: Can We Measure Dollar, SPX, Oil Trader Participation and Int...
One of the more common conversations in trading circles is speculating 'who' is driving the market.