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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

Gold Stumbles After Testing 1200 Figure, SPX 500 Pauses to Digest Gains
Gold prices stumbled after rising to probe the $1200/oz figure while the SPX 500 paused to digest gains after setting yet another record high.
Crude Oil May Yet Turn Higher, SPX 500 Sets New Record High
Crude oil prices are struggling to build on a bullish reversal chart pattern but the setup is yet to be invalidated. The SPX 500 has set yet another record high.
Looking at EURUSD, USDJPY, S&P 500 from the Perspective of the Crowd
Have you ever been certain that a fundamental theme or market outcome was so important that it would 'have' to play out only to find the market carries on without concern?
Crude Oil May Correct Higher, SPX 500 Stuck in Consolidation Mode
Crude oil technical positioning hints a correction upward may be ahead while the SPX 500 is languishing in consolidation mode having set a record high last week.
Trading Video: A Sharp Eye on S&P 500 and Risk Trends Next Week
With the major currencies already under the influence of deeper fundamental currents, high level event risk this coming week can keep the volatility fires burning.
Dollar Traders Watch S&P 500 Deceleration, EURUSD Volatility, G-20
There wasn’t much to charge Dollar traders this past session, but the fundamental theater looks significantly more treacherous directly ahead.
Crude Oil Sets Another 4-Year Low, SPX 500 Stalls at Record High
Crude oil continues to face acute selling pressure, with prices dropping to a new four-year low. The SPX 500 has stalled after setting yet another record high.
Crude Oil Selling Pressure Mounting Anew, SPX 500 Aiming Higher
Crude oil selling pressure looks to be gathering momentum once again while the SPX 500 is aiming higher having set another record high.
Dollar Rises Versus Majors as Correlation to S&P 500 Builds
The US Dollar has cultivated an unusual positive correlation with the S&P 500, showing the strongest link since March 2003.
Gold Rallies Most in Five Months, SPX 500 Stalling Near Record High
Gold prices corrected sharply higher, rallying the most in five months, while the SPX 500 is stalling after advancing to a record high.