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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 Nears Top Confirmation, SPX 500 Falls Short of Range Breakout
Gold prices near confirmation of a top while the SPX 500 has fallen just barely short of taking out two-month range resistance.
Crude Oil Hits 4-Month High, SPX 500 Threatens Range Top Break
Crude oil prices have resumed their recovery, hitting a four-month high, while the SPX 500 is threatening a break of the range top in place since late February.
Gold Sinks to Pivotal Support, SPX 500 Waiting for Direction Cues
Gold prices have declined to challenge a pivotal technical support level while the SPX 500 is waiting for direction cues within a familiar trading range.
Crude Oil Drops Most in Two Weeks, SPX 500 Marking Time
Crude oil prices turned lower anew, issuing the largest decline in two weeks, while the SPX 500 continues to mark time below a familiar range top.
Gold Prices May Be Topping, SPX 500 Locked in Trading Range
Gold prices may be carving out a top while the SPX 500 remains locked in a familiar trading range below February’s swing high.
Crude Oil Poised to Renew Rebound, SPX 500 Recoils from Range Top
Crude oil prices are poised to continue higher after hitting a four-month high while the SPX 500 has recoiled downward from familiar range resistance.
Crude Oil Rallies Most in 2 Months, SPX 500 Retesting Range Top
Crude oil prices issued the largest daily advance in two months while the SPX 500 has moved to retest the range top capping gains since late February.
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Crude Oil Attempting Breakout, SPX 500 Vulnerable to Weakness
Crude oil prices are attempting to secure an upside breakout while SPX 500 technical positioning continues to warn of on-coming weakness.
Gold Turns Lower Anew, SPX 500 Chart Setup Hints at Downturn
Gold prices turned lower anew after a brief corrective upswing while SPX 500 chart positioning warns a reversal downward may be in the cards.