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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

Video: Evaluating Dollar, S&P 500 and Volatility Trends
Are there new bearings or are their lasting currents that are set to retake the reins moving forward?
US Dollar Backs Off 14-Month High, SPX Trying to Regain Momentum
The US Dollar took a step back into consolidation after hitting a 14-month high while the SPX 500 is attempting to find fuel for another push upward.
Dollar Bull Run Longest on Record after Fed Updates Rate Outlook
Now on a 10-week bullish binge, this is the most enduring greenback run on record.Fundamentals, however, are not ready to revoke support for the bulls.
Gold Sinks to 8-Month, SPX 500 Rebound Runs Out of Steam
Gold prices sank to an eight-month low while a rebound in the SPX 500 lost momentum, with prices unable to make headway above September’s high.
US Dollar Snaps Win Streak, SPX 500 Narrowly Retakes 2000 Figure
The US Dollar snapped a 6-day winning streak, posting the largest daily drop in 3 months, while the SPX 500 narrowly reclaimed a foothold above the 2000 figure.
Crude Oil May Bounce at 17-Month Low, SPX 500 Avoids Breakdown
Crude oil technical positioning hints prices may bounce after hitting a 17-month low. The SPX 500 dipped to the weakest in a month but avoided an outright breakdown.
Keep an Eye on USDJPY, S&P 500 and Volatility Through the This Week’s ...
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Crude Oil Prices Aiming to Extend Lower, SPX 500 May Be Topping
Crude oil is aiming to extend downward after a chart support break while the SPX 500 may be rounding out a top as prices threaten to pierce a range floor.
Gold Prices Probe 8-Month Low, SPX 500 Stuck in a Holding Pattern
Gold remains under pressure as prices probe the lowest levels in eight months while the SPX 500 is cautiously treading water in a narrow range.
S&P 500 Looks Primed for Gains until this Changes
Retail crowds remain heavily short the SPX500 contract, and a contrarian view of herd sentiment leaves us firmly in favor of further S&P gains.