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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

Crude Oil Makes Tentative Upside Break, SPX 500 Stalling Above 2000
Crude oil prices have secured a tentative break to the upside while the SPX 500 has stalled after overcoming the closely monitored 2000 figure.
Trading Video: EURUSD, SPX Face Heavy Event Risk and a Return Of Liquidity
In this weekend Trading Video, we look at the key catalysts on tap and the possibilities should the dam of complacency break.
Gold Jumps to One-Week High as SPX 500 Chart Setup Warns of Pullback
Gold is fighting to secure a break upward as prices batter familiar range resistance while US Dollar chart positioning warns of a correction lower ahead.
Trading Video: Traders Chomping at the Bit for Dollar, Equities Correction
We lay out present market conditions and trading opportunities in today's Trading Video.
Divergence in EURUSD and S&P 500 Volume Trends Shows Opportunity
We discuss the implications of volume in today's Strategy Video.
S&P 500 Hesitates, but Further Gains Seem Likely
The trading crowd remains very heavily short the SPX500 contract as it trades into fresh record highs. Until we see an important turn in sentiment we’ll remain firmly in fav...
Trading Video: Remember Activity When Gauging EURUSD, S&P 500 Breakouts
Can EURUSD overcome the fog with key event risk and an extended run? We discuss this in today's Trading Video.
Crude Oil and Gold Attempt Recovery, SPX 500 Closes Above 2000
Crude oil and gold prices are attempting to launch a corrective bounce while the SPX 500 has finally managed to close above the 2000 figure.
Dollar Hits 12-Month High Versus Euro, S&P 500 Crosses 2000
The positive correlation between the world’s most liquid currency and one of its premier measures of investor appetite reflect neither a faulty gauge nor a strong rise or fa...
Which Reflects Risk - S&P 500 at 2000 or EURUSD Below 1.3200?
We track the markets as risk trends evolve while keeping tabs on yield expectations for FX development in today's Trading Video.