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.

What is S&P 500 ?

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 

Nasdaq

IMF Bullish Outlook Sets S&P 500 Index On Course for 4200

The S&P 500 has started the second quarter of the year on a very strong footing, surging spectacularly into the record-high territory after a fantastic jobs report on Friday, and a highly upbeat outlook provided by the IMF on the US economy.  Analysts at Credit Suisse renew their bullish outlook […]

S&P 500

S&P 500: Where to Next After its New Record High?

S&P 500 has pulled back after closing Monday’s session at slightly above 4,080. The index surpassed the 4,000 mark on 1st April for the first time. The surge has been facilitated by strong economic data and the overall optimism regarding the speedy recovery of the US economy. On Friday, nonfarm […]

Dow Jones

S&P500 Ready to Pop Above 4,000 – To Where?

The S&P500 index is ready for a bullish breakout, if we only judge the ascending triangle forming at the all-time highs. The index looks ripe for a continuation, and the minimum distance as suggested by the ascending triangle points to 4,200 and beyond. With only one trading day left in […]

Nasdaq

S&P 500 Index Dragged Down By Hedge Fund Default

A combination of rising bond yields and the margin call issued on a hedge fund are driving the S&P 500 and other US markets lower this Monday.  A hedge fund, which has been identified as Archegos Capital, is said to have defaulted after getting a margin call on Friday, hitting […]

Nasdaq

S&P 500 Index Trades Lower, Remains Above 3870

The US indices began the day on a negative note, as risk aversion swept through the markets in the London session. The S&P 500 index was hit by falling crude oil prices, causing the energy index to fall the heaviest among the 11 sectors listed on the index. Upbeat macroeconomic […]