What is the S&P 500?

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Updated 3 years ago

The Standard & Poor's 500 stock price index measures the stock prices of the largest 500 companies in the U.S. Also, the index is used as a benchmark for returns from the market.

What’s S&P? 

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) is a financial services company. They created this signature stock market index in 1957 - the S&P 500 Index with ticker symbol SPX.

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