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S&P 500 Index: Stock market index
The S&P 500, or simply the S&P, is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and many consider it to be one of the best representations of the U.S. stock market. The average annual total return of the index, including dividends, since inception in 1926 has been 9.8%; however, there were several years where the index declined over 30%. The index has posted annual increases 70% of the time.

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Pandemic, Protests Triggering Gun Sales To Shoot Up [Video]

Pandemic, Protests Triggering Gun Sales To Shoot Up

Business Insider reports that compared to the same period in 2019, US gun sales skyrocketed in April and May. Analysts say the ongoing civil unrest across the country could be behind the surge...

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Stocks have more room to run: analyst [Video]

Stocks have more room to run: analyst

DataTrek Research's Nick Colas says corporate earnings should help further lift stocks in 2020. He tells Reuters' Fred Katayama the protests won't hold the market back, noting that the S&P 500 rose 11%..

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Stocks rise on recovery hopes [Video]

Stocks rise on recovery hopes

U.S. stocks posted gains Monday as signs of U.S. economic recovery helped offset jitters over increasingly violent social unrest amid an ongoing pandemic and rising U.S.-China tensions. Fred Katayama..

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Stocks soar on growing economic optimism [Video]

Stocks soar on growing economic optimism

Wall Street rose sharply on Wednesday, powered by bank and retail shares, as the further easing of lockdowns boosted hopes for an economic recovery. Conway G. Gittens has the market action.

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Wall Street drops as investors lose confidence [Video]

Wall Street drops as investors lose confidence

A wave of late-day jitters hit the stock market on Tuesday, as investors focused on a report questioning early-stage trial results for a possible coronavirus vaccine. Conway G. Gittens has the market..

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S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes [Video]

S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes

U.S. stocks soared Monday, and the S&P 500 closed at a 10-week high. As Fred Katayama reports, encouraging data for a potential coronavirus vaccine and the promise of more stimulus for the economy sent..

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Worst Wall Street week since March ends with a rally [Video]

Worst Wall Street week since March ends with a rally

U.S. stocks clawed back losses for a second day in a row in a volatile session but Friday's gains were not enough to stop the week from the biggest stock market drop since March. Conway G. Gittens has..

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The Dow snaps losing streak; NYSE to re-open [Video]

The Dow snaps losing streak; NYSE to re-open

Stocks ended a volatile session firmly in the green and the iconic New York Stock Exchange announced it plans to reopen immediately after the Memorial Day holiday. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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Market adopts cautious stance: strategist [Video]

Market adopts cautious stance: strategist

National Securities' Art Hogan says investors have become cautious following a strong market rebound. He says the S&P 500 is currently a bit overvalued.

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Bear on stocks, bull on Tesla: wealth manager [Video]

Bear on stocks, bull on Tesla: wealth manager

Gerber Kawasaki's Ross Gerber says the S&P 500 could fall 10-15% because corporate earnings will decline further. But hold onto Tesla shares, he says, even though they've more than doubled since late..

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Wall Street slumps after somber Fed outlook [Video]

Wall Street slumps after somber Fed outlook

Wall Street's three major indexes closed lower for the second day in a row after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned on Wednesday of extended economic weakness due to the coronavirus pandemic..

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Nasdaq climbs for 6th day in a row [Video]

Nasdaq climbs for 6th day in a row

The Nasdaq rallied for day number six but the rest of the market was little changed with investors torn between a jump in global novel coronavirus cases and more economies set to reopen. Conway G...

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Look for stocks to get range-bound: analyst [Video]

Look for stocks to get range-bound: analyst

Piper Sandler senior technical analyst Craig Johnson says the S&P 500 may trade in a narrow range through the summer before breaking north.

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Wall St. Up 1%, Job Losses Fewer Than Feared [Video]

Wall St. Up 1%, Job Losses Fewer Than Feared

(Reuters) - Major U.S. stock indexes climbed on Friday and were on track to log solid gains for the week after data showing historic job losses from the coronavirus crisis were slightly fewer than..

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Trade worries drive Dow, S&P down [Video]

Trade worries drive Dow, S&P down

The S&P 500 and the Dow fell on Wednesday but the Nasdaq ended higher. The indexes pulled back late in the session after U.S. President Donald Trump said China may or may not keep a trade deal between..

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Apple, Amazon shares dip after earnings reports [Video]

Apple, Amazon shares dip after earnings reports

U.S. stock market leaders Apple Inc and Amazon.com reported results after the S&P 500 closed out its best month since January 1987, driven by expectations the economy will soon start recovering from..

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Wall Street caps best month in decades with a sell-off [Video]

Wall Street caps best month in decades with a sell-off

U.S. stocks lost ground on Thursday as grim economic data and mixed earnings prompted investors to take profits at the close of the S&P 500's best month in 33 years, a remarkable run driven by..

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Wall Street rallies on promising coronavirus drug [Video]

Wall Street rallies on promising coronavirus drug

U.S. stocks surged on Wednesday as hopes for an effective COVID-19 treatment prompted a broad rally and helped investors shrug off bleak GDP data and words of warning from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair..

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Wall Street down on flight from tech stocks [Video]

Wall Street down on flight from tech stocks

Wall Street's major indexes lost ground on Tuesday as investors moved out of market-leading growth stocks, though a rotation into cyclical value stocks indicated hopes of economic revival as states..

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Apple, Microsoft propel Wall Street rally [Video]

Apple, Microsoft propel Wall Street rally

Apple and Microsoft drove Wall Street higher Friday as investors finished a turbulent week of trading. But for the week, the three major indexes lost ground. Fred Katayama reports.

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S&P 500 slips after report on coronavirus drug trial [Video]

S&P 500 slips after report on coronavirus drug trial

The S&P 500 ended marginally lower on Thursday after a report that an experimental antiviral drug for the coronavirus flopped in its first randomized clinical trial, denting earlier optimism that the..

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Wall Street surges as Congress preps more stimulus [Video]

Wall Street surges as Congress preps more stimulus

Wall Street surged on Wednesday as oil prices recovered and Congress looked on course to approve nearly $500 billion more in aid to help small businesses ride out the coronavirus crisis. Yahaira..

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Wall Street Rises, Oil Gains, Congress Readies Aid [Video]

Wall Street Rises, Oil Gains, Congress Readies Aid

(Reuters) - Wall Street surged on Wednesday as oil prices recovered some ground and Congress looked on course to approve nearly $500 billion more in aid to help small businesses ride out the..

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