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The S&P 500 (SPX) Standard and Poor’s 500 is a freely weighted portfolio measurement index of 500 of the biggest bond firms in the US. It is one of the most often used stock indexes.
The S&P 500 index is a capitalization-weighted index and 27,5% of the market capitalization of the index is made up of the top ten stocks. Apple Inc., Microsoft, Amazon.com, Facebook, Alphabet Inc. (class A & C), Tesla, Inc., Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Johnson & Johnson were among the ten most important firms inside the index in terms of weighting. See S&P 500 firms for a list of components of the index.
How Do You Know When a Stock is Done Falling?
Stocks have been slaughtered this year… The S&P 500 is still down over 22%, while the Nasdaq 100 is off nearly 35%. One strategy for avoiding this drawdown was to reduce overall exposure to the market. And that worked for a while. But a trader can’t sit on the sidelines forever. At some point, you …
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