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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 (SPX) CHART

S&P 500 News and Analysis

Gold Reversal Stalls, SPX 500 Vulnerable to Renewed Selling Pressure
Gold prices are stalling after seemingly resuming their long-term down trend while the SPX 500 appears vulnerable to renewed selling pressure.
Crude Oil Rout Continues, SPX 500 Vulnerable to Deeper Losses
Crude oil selling continues, with prices on pace to register a sixth consecutive down day, while the SPX 500 looks vulnerable to deeper losses after a support break.
Gold Down Trend May Be Resuming, SPX 500 Eyes Support Sub-2000
Gold prices may be readying to resume their longer-term down trend while the SPX 500 is flirting with chart support below the 2000.00 figure.
Crude Oil Drop Stalls Ahead of $60 Mark, SPX 500 Hits 7-Week Low
Crude oil prices have paused to digest losses ahead of the $60/barrel figure while the SPX 500 has slumped to a seven-week low, piercing the 2000 threshold.
Crude Oil Selloff Resumes, SPX 500 Drops Most in Two Months
Crude oil prices moved lower anew after brief consolidative pause while the SPX 500 selloff accelerated, with prices issuing the biggest daily decline in two months.
Strategy Video: Distinguishing Correction and Reversal on EURUSD, SPX
The S&P 500 is three day off a record high and EURUSD is testing a 7-month descending trend channel.
Gold Breaks 5-Month Down Trend, SPX 500 Double Top Firming
Gold prices overturned a five-month down trend while the SPX 500 may be in the process of carving out a double top below the 2100.00 figure.
Crude Oil Hits Five-Year Low, SPX 500 Shows Early Reversal Signs
Crude oil prices continued to tumble, hitting the lowest level in five years. The SPX 500 is seemingly starting to show follow-though on bearish reversal cues.
Trading Video: Is the S&P 500 Signaling a Broader Risk Reversal?
US equities slipped to open the week, and anxious traders are eager to call a shift in broader 'risk' trends.
Gold Falters at Trend Resistance, SPX 500 Vulnerable to Pullback
Gold prices slipped back below $1200/oz after being rejected at trend resistance while the SPX 500 looks vulnerable to a correction downward.