US500

US SPX 500

Indices CFD

0.10%

Low - High

4462.2 - 4477.2

Spread
Swap Long
-26.54
Swap Short
-30.5
Margin Req.
2%
Trading Size
0.01 - 50
Contract Size
50
Leverage Up To
1:50
3-Day SWAPs
Friday

S&P 500 chart

Commission per lot (single side)

CLASSIC $0  PRO $0  VIP $0

Open

Monday 1:01

Close

Friday 23:59

Server Time

GMT+3

Daily Break

23:15-23:30 and 23:55-01:01

S&P 500

About

US500

The Standard & Poor's 500 also known as S&P 500 or SPX 500 is a capitalization-weighted index of the top 505 American stocks. It consists of 505 large companies most of which are considered as blue-chip companies in the United States. The S&P 500 is widely viewed as a leading indicator of the performance of the large-cap US equities.

As a result, the S&P 500 is one of the most monitored equity indexes and passes as an excellent representation of the U.S. stock market. The index captures an estimated 80% coverage of available market capitalization thus is regarded as a more representative market index as it comprises 500 companies as compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 30.

It is popular among investors globally for offering some of the best investable and benchmark indices. The S&P 500 list is checked and reviewed quarterly to ensure that the index's eligibility criteria are met.

How to invest in the S&P 500

Indices reflect their underlying stocks’ overall performance. When trading CFDs on the S&P 500, you trade the performance of 505 companies found in a single stock “basket” without having to open 505 separate trades and stay up to date with the performance of all those companies’ shares.

The S&P 500 is a capitalization-weighted index which means that the larger companies included in the index could overpower its performance. For example, a major movement in the price of Apple stocks could affect the performance of the S&P 500 in the same direction. Therefore, when trading the S&P 500, you should keep abreast of the news and performance of its biggest companies as any major movements in their share prices could affect the index’s price.

S&P 500 Index Historical Returns

The S&P 500 began in 1926 and only included 90 stocks at its inception. From 1926 to 2018, it is estimated that the index had an average annual return of 10-11%. The S&P 500 expanded to include 500 stocks in 1957, and its average annual return from 1957 to 2018 is estimated at about 8%.

If you would like to recreate the 10% average return for the S&P 500, the time you enter the market is crucial. The performance of the index varies according to market conditions each year. Traders who study the markets before trading the S&P 500 so as to buy during market lows and sell during market highs have higher chances of experiencing higher returns than investors who buy during market highs and sell during market dips.

The annual total nominal returns (including dividends but not taking inflation into consideration) for the S&P 500 for the last 50 years are shown in detail in the chart below:

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