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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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. [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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S&P 500: 7 Points Away from All time Highs

Wall Street indices started higher the day with the S&P 500 adding 0.37% at 3,017.71. The Dow Jones trading 0.31% higher at 27,230, while the Nasdaq trading 0.47% higher at 8,215 as traders digest the latest interest rate cut from Fed, which Chairman Powell describes it as “Insurance Against Risks”. [...]

Q4 Global Market Outlook – EURUSD, Gold, Crude Oil, Bitcoin, S&P 500

As we are about to enter the final quarter of 2019 and after months of sideways trading, are markets finally ready for a shakeup? Read our Q4 global market outlook to find out.

The European Central Bank, the ECB, just cut interest rates and pledged to keep its quantitative easing program active until inflation picks up. The Federal Reserve has also reduced interest rates amid a slowing economy.

There are some clear winners in the current climate of slowing economic growth and trade wars: gold prices have had a great last few months, and our Asia Pacific Analyst, Martin Lam, suggests higher prices in the fourth quarter.

Other clear trends are the weakness in the Australia Dollar and the strength in the Japanese Yen. The currency pairs’ trends and the fundamental outlook is outlined by me, and I anticipate more of the same going forward e.g., global economic slowdown, suppressing the AUDUSD pairs and rate cuts in Australia.

Offering a more upbeat outlook is ATFX’s Middle-Eastern based Head of Market Research, Rami Abouzaid. He notes that everyone is focused on trade wars, however, it has not materially hurt the US stock markets, such as the S&P 500 which is not far away from reaching its all-time high.

Topics covered in our Q4 global market outlook:

  • EURUSD Could Drift to 1.08 by the End of 2019
  • GBPUSD Set to Remain Volatile, And Could Reach 1.1631
  • USDJPY Could Slide to 99.60 as Neither the US or China is Ready to Back Down
  • Australian Dollar Could Drift to the 2009 Low at 0.6250
  • Gold Prices Could Reach New Multi-Year Highs
  • Oil Prices Under Pressure as Global Growth Slows Amid Oil Oversupply
  • Stock Markets Are Not Yet at Risk
  • Bitcoin holds the 9000 Level and Forms a Bullish pattern
  • Ethereum Should Trade in the $110 to $130 Interval

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