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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

SPX 500 Head-and-Shoulders, Break or Fake?
S&P 500 head-and-shoulders, break or fake?
Crude Oil and Gold Locked in Ranges, SPX 500 Drops Most in 4 Months
Crude oil and gold prices are waiting for a breakout trigger while the SPX 500 has recorded its largest decline in nearly four months.
Trading Video: Dollar Reaction to FOMC Reserved, S&P 500 Takes a Hit
Short-term volatility was surprisingly restrained this past session given the significant fundamental developments.
Trading Video: Dollar and S&P 500 Look Precarious Before FOMC
The S&P 500 is within a few days' rally of record highs while the US Dollar has rallied aggressively to hit its own 11-year high
Crude Oil Flat-Lining, SPX 500 Flirting with Monthly Range Top
Crude oil prices are flat-lining after attempting a cautious recovery while the SPX 500 is flirting with resistance marked by the top of the monthly trading range.
Gold Stalls Below 1300, SPX 500 Locked in Choppy Consolidation
Gold prices have stalled below the $1300/oz figure while the SPX 500 continues to oscillate in a choppy range below the 2100 threshold.
Dollar and S&P 500 Traders Hold Breath for Fed Decision
In the past few weeks, we have seen a nearly universal dovish shift in global monetary policy.
SPX500 Testing Key Resistance
S&P 500 testing key resistance line.
Gold Rally Stalls, SPX 500 Struggling to Overcome December Low
Gold rally stalls below $1300/oz figure while the SPX 500 is struggling to extend a downward correction below December’s swing bottom.
Video: The SNB Rocks the Franc and Euro, Will the SPX and Risk Follow?
Will an epic policy change by the Swiss National Bank prove the final straw for the S&P 500 and risk trends?