The S&P 500, or the Standard & Poor's 500, is a large-cap American stock market index of 500 top-performing companies listing on the NYSE or NASDAQ. First released in 1957, the S&P 500 is a leading indicator of the performance of the U.S. market. The diversity of its companies makes the S&P 500 a popular tool for economic outlook; the index represents about 80% of available market capitalisation. There are a number of products based on the S&P 500 are available, but individual investors in the indices is uncommon because of its number of companies. The S&P 500 is free-float capitalisation-weighted.
Senior Market Specialist
Russell Shor (MSTA, CFTe, MFTA) is a Senior Market Specialist at FXCM. He joined the firm in October 2017 and has an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of South Africa and holds the coveted Certified Financial Technician and Master of Financial Technical Analysis qualifications from the International Federation…