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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

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...
Gold Recovery Unravels, SPX 500 Topping Setup Remains in Play
Gold’s recovery from June lows appears to be unraveling as expected while a topping setup in the SPX 500 remains intact after an upward bounce.
Strategy Video: Dollar, Pound and S&P 500 Probability vs Impact through Even...
In a dense round of event risk through the immediate future, there are scenarios where the headlines can prove exceptionally market moving...or barely tipping the needle.
Trading Video: EURUSD, EURJPY and SPX Ready to Cave if Risk Collapses
Global equities slumped and volatility readings picked up this past session, helped along by fear and heavy selling pressure surrounding a large Portuguese lender.