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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

Crude Oil Levitates to Range Top, SPX 500 Digesting Near Record Highs
Crude oil has drifted upward to the top of its range below the $70/barrel figure once again while the SPX 500 is in digestion mode after hitting record highs.
Walmart’s Earnings Hit by a Stronger Greenback
Walmart’s earnings missed expectations in the first quarter as the US Dollar gained; further strength in the Greenback can put further stress on US multinational profits.
Gold Hits 3-Month High, SPX 500 Secures Topside Breakout
Gold prices are digesting gains after rising to the strongest level in 3 months while the SPX 500 secured a push above range resistance to hit a record high.
Gold Trying to Extend Rebound, SPX 500 Indecision Continues
Gold prices are working to extend their recovery for a fifth consecutive day while the SPX 500 remains indecisive as prices test range resistance.
Gold Spikes to 3-Month High, SPX 500 Still Stuck in Choppy Range
Gold prices spiked to the highest level in three months while the S&P 500 continues to oscillate in a choppy range, awaiting clear-cut direction cues.
Gold Rises Most in Two Weeks, SPX 500 Mired in Consolidation Mode
Gold prices are attempting to regain their footing, rising the most in two weeks, while the SPX 500 remains stuck in consolidation mode.
Crude Oil Tries to Resume Advance, SPX 500 Struggles at Resistance
Crude oil prices are attempting to regain upside momentum after a brief pullback while the SPX 500 continues to struggle at a 3-month range top.
Crude Oil Drops to 2-Week Low, SPX 500 Rejected at Range Top Again
Crude oil prices have retreated to touch the lowest level in two weeks while the SPX 500 has been rejected at a familiar range top marked by February’s high.
Crude Oil Turns Sharply Lower, SPX 500 Spikes to Lowest in a Month
Crude oil made good on bearish technical cues, turning sharply downward. The S&P 500 is in digestion mode after spiking to the weakest level in a month.
Crude Oil Chart Warns of Topping, SPX 500 Sinks to Monthly Low
Crude oil technical positioning warns a top may be taking shape while the S&P 500 has retreated to the lowest level in a month.