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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 (SPX) News and Analysis

Batten Down the Hatches: NFPs, ECB, China’s SDR Status, Much More Ahead
The coming week will prove anything but the quiet, steady bid of risk assets we have come to expect through seasonality studies of December.
Evaluating Existing Trades As Event Risk, Liquidity and Risk Shift
Theoretically, we take trades after careful consideration and extensive analysis.
What to Expect from Global Markets Through Year End
Seasonal studies don't just insinuate US equities are well positioned for year-end gains, the past decade shows a tendency to strong gains for capital markets the world over.
S&P 500 Remains in Position to Rally
Retail speculators continue selling aggressively into SPX500 gains—a CFD which tracks the fair value of the S&P E-mini futures contract. If the crowd is selling we typic...
S&P/ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Repeated Rejection at Triple Top
The S&P/ASX 200 declined for a second day after last week’s swift rise stopped short of resistance at 5305 again, forming a triple top similar to those seen in August an...
Forex Webinar: Fundamental Forecast - Front-Loaded Event Risk and Quick Liqu...
Chief Strategist John Kicklighter discusses the top Forex fundamental themes for the coming week of trading.
Trading Video: EURUSD Closing in On 1.05, But A Move Below This Week?
I abide by three types of market analysis: technical, fundamentals and market conditions. This week, market conditions are of primary importance.
US Holiday Conditions Will Shape Risk from NY to London to Tokyo
Investor sentiment spans borders. Frequently a surge or collapse in risk appetite in one major region of the world spills over to the other major sessions.
Video: EURUSD To Remain Bearish, U.S. Yield Outperforms
EURUSD slides to new lows on Dollar strength and on outperformance of U.S yields. Trigger behind the move is said to be hawkish comments by San Francisco Fed president Williams.
Stocks Close Strong, USD Holds Bull Trend, Liquidity Watch Ahead
Conditions seem ideal for a seasonal, bullish close to the year.

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Date Time Currency Event Importance Actual Forecast Previous Notes
Nov 30
EUR German Consumer Price Index (YoY) (NOV P) 0.4% 0.3%
EUR German Consumer Price Index - EU Harmonised (YoY) (NOV P) 0.3% 0.2%
Dec 1
EUR German Unemployment Change (NOV) -5k -5k
EUR German Unemployment Rate s.a. (NOV) 6.4% 6.4%
USD ISM Manufacturing (NOV) 50.5 50.1
Dec 2
EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index Estimate (YoY) (NOV) 0.2% 0.1%
EUR Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index - Core (YoY) (NOV A) 1.1% 1.1%
Dec 3
EUR European Central Bank Rate Decision (DEC 3) 0.05% 0.05%
EUR ECB Deposit Facility Rate (DEC 3) -0.30% -0.20%
EUR ECB Marginal Lending Facility (DEC 3) 0.30% 0.30%
USD Yellen Appears Before Congressional Joint Economic Coomittee
USD ISM Non-Manufacturing Composite (NOV) 58.0 59.1
Dec 4
USD Unemployment Rate (NOV) 5.0% 5.0%
USD Change in Non-farm Payrolls (NOV) 200k 271k