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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.

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S&P 500 News and Analysis

Trading Video: S&P 500 Rally Cools and EURUSD Offers a Dollar Break
Just when the US equity market was hitting its stride, bullish conviction has stumbled.
Gold Hits Six-Week High, Aggressive SPX 500 Recovery Continues
Gold prices advanced to a six-week high while an aggressive recovery in the SPX 500 continued for a third consecutive session.
Video: Equities Soar but Dollar, Euro, Yen Show Little ’Risk’ Re...
Following its worst weekly tumble in over two years, US equities have extended their recovery to a fourth session and the best single-day climb in 12 months.
Trading Video: Is the S&P 500 Rebound, VIX Retreat a Trend or Interlude
Have the dark clouds passed for the financial system?
Gold Struggling Below $1250, SPX 500 Trying to Retake 1900 Figure
Gold prices appear to have lost steam below $1250/oz while the SPX 500 is attempting to clear a path above the 1900 figure once again.
Trading Video: Gauging the Dominant Dollar, Yen and S&P 500 Trends
The bleeding was staunched before the week closed, but financial sentiment is still in a dangerously fragile state.
Crude Oil Chart Setup Hints at Rebound, SPX 500 Liquidation Stalls
Crude oil technical positioning hints prices may recover after hitting a four-year low while SPX 500 liquidation has paused after prices tagged a 6-month low.
Video: Pangs of Hope after Fed Comment Curbs S&P 500 Tumble for a Day
US equity indexes closed this past session little changed after another painful start.
Gold Hits One-Month High, SPX 500 Dips to Weakest in Six Months
Gold prices jumped to a one-month as the US Dollar dropped the most in a year and the SPX 500 dipped to the weakest level since April.
Dollar: Market No Longer Expects a 2015 Rate Hike
The Dow Jones FXCM Dollar Index (ticker = USDollar) suffered its biggest daily drop this past session in 13 months.