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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

US Dollar Rally Pauses, SPX 500 Aiming Above 2000 Figure
The US Dollar rally has paused after prices hit a six-month high while the SPX 500 is aiming above the 2000 figure after clearing July’s swing top.
Strategy Video: Measuring Conviction in S&P 500, USDollar, EURUSD
In today's Strategy Video, we discuss why we should establish the market's dedication to a developing move and how it can define our trading approach.
S&P 500 Seems Unbreakable, We Favor further Gains
The high-flying S&P 500 continues to trade near record-highs, and until retail crowd sentiment shifts we see little risk of a larger stock market pullback.
Gold Sinks to Two-Month Low, SPX 500 Takes Aim at July High
Gold prices continue to sink, hitting the lowest level in two months, while the SPX 500 continues to march higher targeting the July swing high.
S&P 500 Once Again Defies Gravity, Looks to Trade Higher
The seemingly-unbreakable US S&P 500 looks poised to continue higher as trader positioning on the SPX500 contract favors further short-term gains.
Trading Video: Dollar and S&P 500 Rebound Doubtful, Traders Watch Pound and ...
While the S&P 500 has retraced 50 percent of the losses suffered from its July peak, volume has moderated into the recovery. Upcoming data like the US business optimism survey...
US Dollar Vulnerable to Pullback, SPX 500 Selling Pressure Mounting
The US Dollar appears vulnerable to a corrective pullback while SPX 500 selling pressure is mounting as prices test below the 1900.00 figure.
Strategy Video: Which Will Signal Heavy Selling - SPX, USDJPY, VIX?
This past session, European equities extended a tumble that has cleared support, the Yen crosses seemed to lose the momentum found only the day before and High Yield extended its ...
Need to See a Larger Move to Confirm S&P 500 Top
Retail speculators have significantly scaled back short positions on the SPX500 contract, which tracks the fair value of the S&P 500 futures price. A sharp shift in sentiment ...
Dollar Swells Without Break as S&P 500 Drops, Fisher Warns of Hikes
With USDollar, GBPUSD, USDJPY and AUDUSD still facing boundaries to progress; the focus turns to what can motivate bulls to advance the market.