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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

Dollar Pushed to the Edge with Risk and Yields Raising the Stakes
Though its progress was restrained by the same liquidity drain that reined in risk trends, the dollar managed a broad recovery this past week.
US Dollar Rebound Stalls, SPX 500 Aiming to Extend Recovery
The US Dollar recovery stalled after three consecutive daily advances while the SPX 500 is aiming to continue higher after clearing chart resistance.
US Dollar and SPX 500 Follow Through on Bullish Technical Signals
The US Dollar and the SPX 500 are following through on near-term bullish technical signals, launching recoveries from recent lows.
Strategy Video: S&P 500 Rebounds, Emerging Markets Plunge, Yen Crosses Steady
Was today's session a signal for a risk rebound or collapse? On the one hand, US equities posted a strong rebound through the end of the US session...
US Dollar Chart Setup Hints at Bounce, SPX 500 Hits Two-Month Low
US Dollar technical positioning hints the benchmark currency may be readying to launch a recovery while the SPX 500 has dropped to a two-month low.
Trading Video: Market Readies for Risk, Yen Cross, EURUSD Trends
We are within arm's reach of major technical levels across the market's spectrum. EURUSD is moving fast on 1.4000, USDJPY stands just above 100 and the S&P 500 has collapsed t...
Gold at Major Inflection Point Ahead of Fed Beige Book- $1327 Key
The Japanese Yen surged against major forex counterparts as the S&P 500 and Japanese Nikkei 225 tumbled. A rush to safety favored the JPY, and the fact that it trades at criti...
Gold Recovery Continues, SPX 500 Vulnerable to Deeper Losses
Gold prices continue to recover – setting a two week high – while the SPX 500 looks vulnerable to deeper losses after prices cleared key chart support.
Dollar: A Thunderous Collapse or Slow Revival
The dollar has suffered. A 1.1 percent tumble through the past week marks the currency’s worst performance since October 18 – notably, when the greenback bottomed out ...
Strategy Video: Have S&P 500 and USDJPY Signaled the Turn?
Hungry for volatility and momentum that can last for just a few days, traders will natural gravitate to assessments of a true trend reversal with today's sharp corrections...