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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S&P 500 to Drop by 20% in Second Half of the Year – TS Lombard

The S&P 500 has gained by more than 18.5% in the past three months, making it its best quarter in decades. The performance has been led by technology companies like Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple, which account for more than 22% of the weighting of the index. In the same period, the Nasdaq 100 has gained by more than 28% while the Dow Jones has gained by about 16%.

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S&P 500 Edge Higher On Better U.S. Manufacturing PMI

S&P 500 started higher the session after President Trump reassured investors that phase one trade deal with China is intact. Trade advisor Navarro in an interview yesterday said that the trade deal is dead sending the stock futures lower by one percent. On the economic data, Manufacturing PMI came in...

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Premarket: S&P 500 Futures Point to Flat Opening

S&P 500 futures trading higher at 3,095 pointing to flat open as the S&P 500 index closed at 3,096 on Friday. Investors worry about a second wave of coronavirus infections, as the WHO reported over 183k new cases worldwide, while Arizona and Florida reported a record number of new infections.  [...]