Standard and Poor's 500 Index is a capitalization-weighted stock market index measuring the performance of 500 large publicly traded companies in the United States. This index covers a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, energy, and finance. It serves as a benchmark for the overall health of the U.S. stock market, as well as a reflection of the country's economic strength.
Substantial gains in the S&P 500 are often interpreted as positive signals for the economy, while losses can be seen as indicators of potential trouble. Investors use this index as a barometer for their own portfolios and to assess the performance of individual stocks. The S&P 500 index plays a vital role in the financial world and is closely watched by analysts and policymakers.
The Federal Reserve paused its hike campaign but Jay Powell and co are largely in favor of at least a hike more this year.
All three major stock indexes drifted lower on Tuesday. Futures on Wednesday moved under the flatline. No major news on deck.
The three major stock averages declined in August, a month usually seen as weak. September kicks off with jobs data on day one.
Markets are looking to close a gloomy August in the red after a super strong first seven months. Here’s what’s happening today.
Another round of bank downgrades swept market optimism in a volatile week with Fed Chair Jay Powell set to cap it off on Friday.
All three major indexes logged Tuesday in the red after the mighty US consumer continued to buoy the spending trajectory higher.
Futures contracts pared back almost all Monday gains as investors got on the defensive again. Retailers are next in line to report earnings.
All three stock indexes finished Tuesday lower after 10 regional lenders received a bad review. Someone got a little… moody.
Looks like we’re not going to witness a new all-time high for the benchmark index this earnings season.
A choppy mood narrated stocks’ direction ahead of the looming jobs report. Another scorcher coming?
Of those that have reported Q2 figures, a hefty 80% have topped Wall Street’s earnings expectations.
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