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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

S&P 500 Technical Analysis: Down Move Set to Resume?
The S&P 500 is in consolidation mode after turning lower as expected following the appearance of a Hanging Man candlestick.
S&P 500 Technical Analysis: Down Move Set to Resume?
JPY Bulls Brace for BOJs Next Bailout
JPY saw its biggest rally vs. the USD since 2009 throughout this week’s early market turmoil
DailyFX Technical Focus: 8/27/2015 (S&P 500)
The S&P 500 has rocketed higher from a very long term support line. This line has been in play since at least 1996. 2 days later, the index is testing (from below) the line t...
S&P 500 Technical Analysis: Bottoming Below 1900 Figure?
Fear Has Erupted and Its Intensity Will Drive Stocks, Dollar and Euro
The hold out for speculative sentiment took a serious blow this past week.
Gold Soars as Stocks Sour – Rally at Risk on Upbeat Fed, US GDP
Gold prices surged for a second consecutive week with the precious metal rallying 3.5% to trade at 1153 head of the New York close on Friday.
Euro Should have Fallen but Didn’t. What Gives and What’s Next?
An unexpectedly active week for financial markets sent the Euro sharply higher versus the suddenly-downtrodden US Dollar, but why did it rally?
SPX 500 Technical Analysis: 5-Month Range Floor Broken
Is This the S&P 500 Capitulation and When Will Yen Crosses Follow?
There have been various signs over the past months that have suggested risk appetite was slowly eroding.