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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 Stalls Near 1200, SPX 500 Remains Locked in Range
Gold prices have stalled near the $1200/oz figure while the SPX 500 remains in digestion mode after hitting a new record high last week.
Crude Oil Eyeing 63.00 Figure, SPX 500 Digesting Drive to Record High
Crude oil prices are attempting to clear a path above the $63.00 figure while the SPX 500 continues to digest gains after pushing to a record high last week.
Gold Holds Up at $1200, SPX 500 Remains in Consolidation Mode
Gold prices are attempting to edge higher having held support near the $1200/oz figure while the SPX 500 remains locked in consolidation after rising to a record high.
Crude Oil Rebound Resumes, SPX 500 Stalls After Hitting Record High
Crude oil prices resumed their month-long recovery after a brief pullback while the SPX 500 has paused to digest gains after advancing to another record high.
Trading Video: Dollar and S&P 500 Breaks Aren’t the Only Game In Town
The S&P 500's climb is lacking luster even if it does scale new highs and the Dollar continues to work itself into a tighter space.
Gold Tries to Launch Recovery, SPX 500 Resumes Upward Push
Gold prices are attempting to launch a rebound from chart support while the SPX 500 has resumed its ascent after a brief digestion period, setting another record high.
Gold, Crude Oil Stall at Chart Barriers as SPX 500 Digests Gains
Crude oil and gold prices are in consolidation mode at chart barriers while the SPX 500 is consolidating gains after establishing a new record high.
Crude Oil Stalls Below $64 Figure, SPX 500 Sets New Record High
Crude oil prices are digesting gains after recovering to just below the $64/barrel figure while the SPX 500 has resumed its advance to set a new record high.
Gold Stalling at 1200 Figure, SPX 500 Stalling at Record High
Gold prices are digesting losses near the $1200/oz figure while the SPX 500 is waiting for direction cues after hitting a record high.
Crude Oil Drops Most in a Month, SPX 500 in Digestion Mode
Crude oil prices fell the most in a month while the SPX 500 is in digestion mode after hitting yet another record high.