S&P 500

CFD on Standard & Poor's 500 stock market index.

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Product Type: Index CFDMarket: CME
Country: United States (US)Currency: USD
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Description:

The Standard and Poor’s 500 is an American stock market index based on the largest 500 companies mainly by market capitalization that are listed on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ. It is seen as a leading indicator of US equities and considered to be most representative of US stocks due to its diverse constituency. Shares listed on the SP500 include Apple, General Electric, Goldman Sachs and Honeywell International.The Index used to be known as the Composite Index and was first introduced in 1923 tracking a small number of stocks but by 1957 it expanded to 500.The S&P is the preferred index for US stocks and has unseated the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which is only made up of 30 companies.

Interesting Facts:

  • The SP500 companies listed are selected by the S&P Index Committee, a team of analysts and economists at Standard and Poor’s. Market size, industry grouping, and liquidity are all considered when determining which stocks can be included in the index.
  • S&P have other indices including the MidCap400 which represents the mid-cap range of companies and the SmallCap 6000 representing small-cap companies.
  • Investment products based on the S&P include index funds and exchange-traded funds.

Companies regularly listed on the index:

CompanySectorIndustry
American Express CoFinancialsCredit Services
AT&T IncTelecommunications ServicesTelecommunications Services
Bank of America CorpFinancialsMajor Banks
Chevron CorpEnergyOil & Gas Producers
eBay IncInformation TechnologyInternet Software & Services
General ElectricIndustrialsIndustrial Conglomerates
Hewlett-PackardInformation TechnologyComputer Hardware
Oracle CorpInformation TechnologyApplication Software
Time Warner IncConsumer Goods & ServicesBroadcasting & Cable TV
The Coca Cola CompanyConsumer StaplesBeverages
Visa IncFinancialsCredit Services