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.
The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is Canada's largest and oldest equities trading and capital raising market. The TSX is part of TMX Group, which is a publicly traded company that operates several Canadian markets and clearinghouses for equities, cash, derivatives, fixed income and energy. The TSX dates back to 1852, when it was an association of 12 Canadian businessmen. The exchange was formally founded on 25 October 1861, when 18 stocks could be traded. In 1977 it became the world's first stock exchange to introduce computer-assisted trading. In the late 1990s it became the first exchange to introduce decimal trading…
Achieving success in the foreign exchange (forex) marketplace can be challenging. Nonetheless, traders from around the globe, both experienced and novice, attempt to do exactly that on a daily basis. Given the above-average failure rate of new entrants to the market, one has to wonder how long-run profitability may be attained via forex trading. Among the many ways that forex participants approach the market is through the application of technical analysis. By definition, technical analysis is the study of past and present price action for the accurate prediction of future market behaviour. The premier tools for the practice of technical…
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