S&P 500

In this section, you will find important S&P 500 news, actionable trading ideas, and a live SPX500 CFD chart to help you understand the markets better.

The S&P 500 is one of the most widely quoted Wall Street indices because it represents the largest publicly traded companies in the USA based on market capitalization of 500 large companies listed on the Wall Street Exchange.

The S&P 500 index uses a market cap weighting method, assigning a higher percentage allocation in the index to companies with the largest market capitalizations. The S&P 500 is different from the Dow Jones Industrial Average 30 and the NASDAQ Composite index, because of its diverse constituency and weighting method. S&P 500 is one of the most followed equity indices, for financial institutions and retail investors and many use it as a benchmark of the U.S. economy. The price of the index depends on the value of the companies included in the index. Many investors believe that the S&P 500 is mirroring the US economy so decide to go long or short the index according to their outlook of the US economy.

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S&P 500 News 

 

Dow Jones Retreat, Ahead of PMI

S&P500 Slumps on Renewed US-China Trade Summit Pessimism

The S&P500 index has opened sharply lower as risk aversion sweeps through the financial markets this Tuesday. The S&P500 futures are trading at 2898.8 as at the time of writing, after starting the day at 2950. The slump in the S&P500 follows a similar selloff in major European markets, after [...]
VIX Breaks Above 20 as S&P 500 Slumps

VIX Breaks Above 20 as S&P 500 Slumps

VIX index trades 7.97% higher at 20.04, making fresh 6-week highs. VIX soared yesterday after the US ISM manufacturing report came at 47.8 the lowest level in ten years. That was the buy signal for VIX. Investors dump S&P 500 after the news and continue today to sell the stocks. [...]
S&P 500 Starts Lower after Worst ISM Manufacturing Data

S&P 500 Starts Lower after Worst ISM Manufacturing Data

Wall Street indices started lower the day with the S&P 500 giving up 0.46% at 2,968.5. The Dow Jones trading 0.46% lower at 26,794, while the Nasdaq trading 0.03% lower after ISM manufacturing data came in at 47.8 to a 10-year low, contracting for a second straight month. Analysts were [...]
S&P 500 Retreat After Consumer Confidence Drop

S&P 500 Retreat After Consumer Confidence Drop

Wall Street indices started higher the day but as of writing the S&P 500 turn lower giving up 0.12% at 2,995.31. The Dow Jones trading 0.15% higher at 26,998, while the Nasdaq trading 0.13% lower at 8,102 after the Consumer Confidence Index dropped to 125.1 in September below forecasts of [...]
Nifty Jumps Over 5% after Corporate Tax Cut

Nifty Jumps Over 5% after Corporate Tax Cut

Nifty 50 and Sensex jumped almost 5% at 11,236 making fresh 7-week highs, in biggest one-day gains in ten years after India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a cut to corporate tax rates for domestic companies to 22%. The tax cut will have an immediate impact to stocks as it will increase [...]