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 

Dow Jones

S&P500 In a Bullish Channel Ahead of the Fed’s Meeting

The stock market remains well bid ahead of the most important event of the week. The chances are that moving forward until tomorrow’s Fed meeting, the market will simply “drift” on the lack of news and developments. Tomorrow’s focus will not be on the actual statement but on the forward […]

Nasdaq

S&P 500 Index Targeting New All-time Highs At 3500

The technology shares are leading the charge in what has been a day of muted but bullish trading on the S&P 500 index. Strong gains on the tech stocks come ahead of earnings reports from Apple, Microsoft, Netflix and Tesla this week. Investors are also looking forward to the FOMC […]

Nasdaq

S&P 500 Close to Breaking New Record; Targets 3850

The S&P 500 is trading higher today as the US markets respond positively to the end of the long-drawn US presidential election battle that willculminate in the swearing-in of Joe Biden as the new President later today. Biden has promised to wage war on the coronavirus pandemic in the USusing […]