^GSPC - S&P 500

SNP - SNP Real-time price. Currency in USD
2,721.33
-6.43 (-0.24%)
At close: 4:46PM EDT
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Previous close2,727.76
Open2,723.60
Volume1,683,086,480
Day's range2,714.99 - 2,727.36
52-week range2,403.59 - 2,872.87
Avg. volume3,456,661,612
  • MarketWatch17 minutes ago

    The stock market is poised for its best May in 9 years—but the coming week is crucial

    Indeed, the S&P 500 index (^GSPC) is staged for the best May performance in nine years, boasting a month-to-date return of 2.8% thus far, while the Dow Jones Industrial (^DJI)  also headed for the best May since 2009, according to FactSet data. Back in 2009, the Dow booked a 4.1% return for May as the S&P 500 returned 5.3% that month. The Nasdaq Composite Index (^IXIC) is the outperformer, on track for a May return of 5.2%, which would represent the technology-tilted index’s best rise for that month since 2005, when it advanced by 7.63%.

  • World shares higher as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil
    Associated Press35 minutes ago

    World shares higher as markets mull North Korea, Italy, oil

    HONG KONG (AP) — European and Asian shares were mostly higher Monday as investors digested the latest developments regarding North Korea and Italian politics. Crude oil extended losses as traders braced for possible output increases.

  • MarketWatch3 hours ago

    Which markets are closed on Memorial Day?

    U.S. markets will be shuttered Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday, while London markets not be trading for their own bank holiday.

  • S&P 500; US Indexes Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Investors Are Hoping U.S.-North Korea Meeting is Back On
    FX Empire5 hours ago

    S&P 500; US Indexes Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Investors Are Hoping U.S.-North Korea Meeting is Back On

    Stocks seem to be in pretty good shape going into June. However, the current rally doesn’t seem to have the power that buyers exhibited earlier in the year. Higher volatility and rising interest rates may be the reasons for the tentative buying.

  • Stocks Edge Up on North Korea Hopes; Crude Slumps: Markets Wrap
    Bloomberg11 hours ago

    Stocks Edge Up on North Korea Hopes; Crude Slumps: Markets Wrap

    Traders kicked off the week in a tentative risk-on mood, with European and Asian stocks edging higher and U.S. futures climbing on signs an America-North Korea summit is back on track. Most national gauges in Europe advanced amid subdued trading -- it’s a holiday in both the U.S. and U.K. Following an initial relief rally in the wake of President Sergio Mattarella’s veto of a populist finance minister, Italian stocks and bonds both pared their advance. S&P 500 futures jumped, as did South Korean stocks, after President Donald Trump appeared to confirm that his June meeting with Kim Jong Un was back on.

  • Bloomberg11 hours ago

    Asian Stocks Drift at Open; Oil Extends Decline: Markets Wrap

    Asian stocks drifted at the open, with energy shares tumbling after oil posted its biggest drop in about a year. The euro rallied after Italy’s president rejected a candidate for finance minister who’s ...

  • 1 Terrible Industry -- and 10 Stocks in It -- I'm Avoiding
    Motley Fool13 hours ago

    1 Terrible Industry -- and 10 Stocks in It -- I'm Avoiding

    With millennials exerting more buying power, this industry is in big trouble

  • E-mini S&P 500 Index (ES) Futures Technical Analysis – Longer-Term Bullish Over 2749.25, Bearish Under 2707.75
    FX Empire15 hours ago

    E-mini S&P 500 Index (ES) Futures Technical Analysis – Longer-Term Bullish Over 2749.25, Bearish Under 2707.75

    Based on last week’s price action, the direction of the index is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the short-term pivot at 2721.25.

  • Financial Timesyesterday

    [$$] Will the eurozone become a real worry for investors?

    Summer is approaching in the US and Europe, but this is no time for investors to plan an extended holiday. A blockbuster run of merger and acquisitions, made possible by rising debt levels, has raised alarm in some quarters that the ageing business and credit cycle is nearing an end. As June beckons, meetings of policymakers at the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank will be important events as investors stay glued to a series of key barometers that will offer signals over whether market stresses will intensify.

  • S&P 500; US Indexes Fundamental Daily Forecast – Mixed on Friday, but Up for Week
    FX Empire2 days ago

    S&P 500; US Indexes Fundamental Daily Forecast – Mixed on Friday, but Up for Week

    Chatter late Friday and Saturday suggests the U.S.-North Korea meeting may be back on if you believe the news reports. This could be very bullish for stocks if you combine it with last week’s dovish Fed minutes.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    Americans are hoarding money in their checking accounts — and that could be a problem

    How much money is in your checking account? Markets are experiencing another period of volatility this week, and new research suggests checking account customers are doing something that indicates they don’t feel as secure as they would like about the economy. Moebs Services, an economic-research firm in Lake Bluff, Ill., analyzed over 12,000 depository call reports and compared them to the Federal Reserve monetary data for 2017.

  • The highest-paid CEOs by state
    Associated Press2 days ago

    The highest-paid CEOs by state

    Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in ...

  • Women CEOs still a rarity, but pay tops that of men
    Associated Press2 days ago

    Women CEOs still a rarity, but pay tops that of men

    Female CEOs remain scarce at the biggest publicly traded companies but those who hold the top job receive pay competitive with male peers. Topping the list of highest-paid female CEOs is Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, whose compensation was $25.9 million. Debra Cafaro, CEO of real estate investment trust Ventas came in second at $25.3 million.

  • For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack
    Associated Press2 days ago

    For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

    Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers. The pay increase matches the bump that CEOs received in 2016, according to salary, stock and other compensation data analyzed by Equilar for The Associated Press.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    Here’s why stock investors should hope that corporate earnings growth shrinks

    Many investors find it surprising that, in the wake of the fastest growth rate in corporate profits in many years, the U.S. stock market is struggling. Over the past nine decades, the stock market on average has hardly produced any gain in calendar quarters in which year-over-year earnings growth is as strong as it is currently. GAAP earnings per share for the S&P 500 (^GSPC) are projected to be 36.7% higher than the comparable quarter of a year ago, according to Standard & Poor’s. That compares to an average of just 5.9% average annual growth since the late 1980s.

  • Treasury Yields Finish Week Lower in Reaction to Dovish Fed Minutes, Safe-Haven Buying
    FX Empire2 days ago

    Treasury Yields Finish Week Lower in Reaction to Dovish Fed Minutes, Safe-Haven Buying

    Renewed geopolitical tensions also continued to drive investors into the safety of U.S. Treasurys, driving down yields.

  • S&P 500 shows slight bullish pressure during the week
    FX Empire2 days ago

    S&P 500 shows slight bullish pressure during the week

    The S&P 500 has been reasonably quiet during the week, as we have traded in a tight range. However, we have recently rallied over the last couple of weeks, so it looks very likely that we will continue to go much higher.

  • S&P 500 very volatile ahead of the weekend
    FX Empire2 days ago

    S&P 500 very volatile ahead of the weekend

    The S&P 500 was very volatile on Friday, ahead of the big Memorial Day weekend in the United States. The CFD markets might be open on Monday, but quite frankly the underlying S&P 500 won’t continue trading until Tuesday.

  • Barrons.com2 days ago

    [$$] World's Best CEOs: 30 Leaders With Talent to Spare

    Big-company earnings per share swelled nearly 25% during the first quarter, the biggest gain since 2010. Exceptional chief executives are preparing for tomorrow’s challenges by putting today’s cash windfall to good use. Others are arms dealers to companies investing online, including list newcomers James Whitehurst at Red Hat (RHT) and Jayshree Ullal at Arista Networks (ANET).

  • Top 5 Things That Moved Markets This Past Week
    Investing.com2 days ago

    Top 5 Things That Moved Markets This Past Week

    Investing.com – Top 5 things that rocked U.S. markets this week

  • Barrons.com2 days ago

    After the Bell: Dow Zigs, Zags and Who Knows Where It's Headed Next

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid today along with just about everything else. Nothing could be done to please stock, oil, or commodities investors Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, crude, and even gold were bleeding ahead of the long weekend. Bullish patterns have been a disappointment in the last few months, but they are “at our backs,” writes Frank Cappelleri, Instinet technical analyst.

  • For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack
    Associated Press2 days ago

    For CEOs, $11.7 million a year is just middle of the pack

    Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers. The pay increase matches the bump that CEOs received in 2016, according to salary, stock and other compensation data analyzed by Equilar for The Associated Press.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    Why mutual fund managers on a hot streak may be too good for your money

    Instead, the hot hands of even the best investors must eventually cool because their success attracts too much money and eventually overwhelms their market-beating abilities. The key to finding a market-beating investment adviser, therefore, is to find someone after they’ve played their hot hand but before they’ve attracted too much money. Bill Miller, former manager of the Legg Mason Value Trust (LMVTX) , (now ClearBridge Value Trust) is the investment arena’s poster child of an adviser whose incredibly hot hand suddenly became as cold as ice.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    Why you probably have less money invested in stocks than you should

    Investing confidence has more to do with you than your ageDMAMBMCMDMEMGZBZBRZDZQZRZSZTZUIt is risky to ride a bicycle blindfolded. It is risky to walk over broken glass barefoot. It is risky to drink a hot beverage without checking its temperature.

  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    Abiomed to join S&P 500, stock slips after hours

    Abiomed Inc. will join the S&P 500 index replacing Wyndham Worldwide Corp. , S&P Dow Jones Indices said late Friday. The Danvers, Mass. based medical device company is expected to move to the S&P 500 before ...