S&P 500 Index Fund Research & Analysis
S&P 500: A free-float capitalization- weighted index. When first introduced was known as the S&P 90 and now its index includes prices of 500 large-cap common stocks which are actively traded in the U.S. Has become the most widely followed index of large-cap American stocks. Index includes both growth stocks and generally less unpredictable valued stocks. Components of S&P 500 are chosen by a committee. The index takes into account corporate actions like stock splits, share issuance, dividends and restructuring events which keep the S&P 500 Index comparable across time. During trading sessions the index is updated once every 15 seconds. Investors may also purchase share of an exchange-traded fund (ETF).
Investment Impacts (help)
USA Report ► The United States (US) has a highly productive, capitalist economy and is the largest and most diverse market in the world. USA's Fundamental Currency Analysis (short term investment): the US dollar (USD) has the potential to increase in value especially versus the Australian and Canadian dollar because of the significant potential of undervalued companies. USA's Value Investor Survey (short term investment): the economic environment is very favorable for long term economic growth due to high scores on economic freedom and economic diversity. USA's Currency Trading Strategy: An undervalued currency, high investment flow potential and favorable business environment lead to a positive outlook for US investments, which will also benefit from positive international actions.