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 

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US Market Pre-Open – Nasdaq Futures Higher But Off Daily highs

Stock futures in Wall Street trade higher before the market open as investors cheered strong manufacturing data from China and Eurozone. The China Caixin Manufacturing PMI came in at 51.8 topping forecasts of 51.4 in November. The China manufacturing PMI came in at 51.8 the October reading was at 51.7. [...]
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Consumer Confidence Drops But S&P 500 Hits Fresh All-Time High

S&P 500 making fresh all-time high in early trading despite the drop in consumer confidence to 125.5 in November from 126.1 in October and below the analyst’s expectations of 127, the Present Situation Index fell to 166.9 from 173.5. Earlier the Goods Trade Balance climbed from previous $-70.39B to $-66.53B [...]
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S&P500 Posts Longest Winning Streak In Two Years

On Friday, US equities enjoyed gains across the board. The S&P500 closed 4.4 points higher at 3,122.4 which translates to a 0.14% gain. Although it’s a measly gain, it does mark the sixth consecutive week of the index being in the green. This is the longest winning streak that it [...]
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S&P 500 Bulls Stop for A Breath

Wall Street indices started lower in early trading as traders turn cautious after trade negotiation between China and USA falter. Yesterday, U.S. Fed Chair Jerome Powell pointed out that the impact of the recent interest rate cut is yet to be seen. He also noted that they expect a sustained...

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S&P 500: CNN Fear and Greed Index Reaches 2017 Highs

CNN’s Fear and Greed index have soared to levels not seen since 2017, indicating that US stock market investors and traders will do better to wait for a correction before buying stocks. The Fear and Greed index takes six different stock market gauges and combines them to one measure to [...]
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S&P 500 Turns Negative, ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI Tops Forecasts, Job Openings Disappoint

Wall Street indices register fresh record highs in early trading after the US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI registered at 54.7 topping expectations of 53.5 in October and despite JOLTS Job Openings came in at 7.024M below expectations of 7.028M in September. The US Services PMI came in at 50.6, below forecasts...

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S&P 500 Reaches New All-Time High, Technicals Are looking Stretched

Fifteen minutes ahead of the cash open, S&P 500 futures were up by 57 basis points on the day. The mood was bullish as US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced on Sunday that licenses for US companies selling components to China’s Huawei would be introduced. In the last year, the...

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S&P 500 In Uncharted Territories Again!

Wall Street indices started higher in early trading to fresh record highs, after stronger than expected NFP data from Labor Department. United States Nonfarm Payrolls came in at 128K topping expectations of 89K in October, and the Unemployment Rate came in at 3.6% in line with forecasts for October, the...

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