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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 Weakness Seen Ahead, SPX 500 Recovery Loses Steam
Crude oil prices look poised for deeper losses after prices broke trend support while a recovery in the SPX 500 has lost steam ahead of chart resistance.
Gold Breaks Range Support, SPX 500 Attempts Cautious Recovery
Gold prices break range support while the SPX 500 is attempting to recover after prices broke their three-month rising trend.
Gold Stalls at Chart Support as SPX 500 Digests After Dramatic Drop
Gold prices are stalling at two-month chart support while the SPX 500 is digesting losses having broken the uptrend set from late March.
Crude Oil Breaks 5-Month Uptrend, SPX 500 Drops Most in Over a Year
Crude oil appears to be resuming last year’s down trend after breaking five-month support while the SPX 500 has dropped the most in over a year.
Crude Oil and Gold Mark Time as SPX 500 Retreat Continues
Crude oil and gold prices are marking time at familiar chart support levels while the SPX 500 continues to correct downward, sliding to a weekly low.
Gold Drops to 2-Month Support, SPX 500 Upside Momentum Falters
Gold prices slumped back to two-month support after failing to hold above the $1200/oz while SPX 500 recoiled from chart resistance once again.
Crude Oil Range-Bound, SPX 500 Chart Hints at Downturn Ahead
Crude oil prices remain locked in a familiar range while SPX 500 technical positioning hints a move downward may be brewing ahead.
Gold Erases Post-FOMC Rally, SPX 500 Rebounds to Set Monthly High
Gold prices turned sharply lower, erasing last week’s aggressive post-FOMC advance, while the SPX 500 rebounded after a pullback to set a new monthly high.
Gold Launches Sharply Higher, SPX 500 Breaks Monthly Resistance
Gold prices launched a sharp recovery while the SPX 500 broke resistance capping gains since mid-May to hint at further gains on the horizon.
Crude Oil Holding Trend Support, SPX 500 Rebound Meets Resistance
Crude oil prices managed to hold up at five-month trend support while the SPX 500 ran into familiar resistance after attempting to launch a recovery.