S&P Futures (USA 500) Live Chart & Price
The USA500 Live Price & Charts at CAPEX.com features an interactive chart for the price of E-mini S&P Futures as well as trading conditions. USA500 Live Price & Charts can be displayed using a candlestick or linear chart. You can also look at numerous timeframes from 5 minutes to 1 week to analyze the S&P futures price today.
Why Use USA500 Price Chart?
The USA500 has become the benchmark for market sentiment and is used as a gauge for the performance and strength of the US economy. Other indices to watch are USA30 and Tech100.
USA500 includes the top 500 companies in the US, including Tesla (TSLA), Google (GOOG), and Amazon (AMZN), thus, making S&P futures trading popular with many traders.
S&P futures price chart can be useful in several ways. For those looking to actively speculate on the futures price of USA500, rather than invest for the long-term, price charts are an absolute necessity. Short-term traders or investors may examine USA500 prices on shorter timeframes, looking for areas of support to buy at and areas of resistance to sell at. Short-term traders or investors may also use charts to try to identify trends in the USA 500 chart to try to take advantage of them.
Long-term investors can also make effective use of the USA500 price charts. A long-term USA 500 investor may not be interested in a 10-minute or hourly timeframe, but longer timeframes such as daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly charts. Like the short-term trader, long-term USA 500 investors may use charts to try to identify trends in the S&P futures price, or they may try to spot potential areas of price support to buy at.
Why trade on the USA500 index directly?
Traders enjoy trading the US500 because they are not just focused on one individual share. They are trading a “basket” of US stocks and so, to some extent, are protected from any one company’s volatility while maintaining exposure to the wider US stock market.
With CAPEX.com, you can trade the top stocks on the USA500 directly and from a single position. You’ll do this by speculating on the S&P futures prices on the CAPEX platform under the name ‘USA500’.
Not only will you get direct exposure to the USA500 this way, it’s also more liquid than trading it in other ways.
To take a position on the S&P futures directly, you won’t own any company shares outright. Instead, you’ll trade using leverage derivatives like CFDs.
With derivatives, you can go long (buy) or short (sell) on the asset price. You’ll put down an initial deposit (called margin) to open a larger position, with profits and losses calculated on the full position size, not your deposit.
CFDs are commission-free when you trade the S&P futures, as charges are included in the spread.
What moves the USA 500 price today?
- Strength of the dollar - The strength of the US dollar will have an effect on the price of the USA 500. A strong dollar often means that the index will rise in value, while a weaker dollar will generally mean it falls.
- Value of USA500 companies’ shares - As the USA500 is made up of companies on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ, the share prices of those companies will affect the index’s price in turn. As it is a price-weighted index, the performance of companies with a higher share price will have a greater effect on the value of the index compared to those with lower share prices, because they have a greater weighting in how the USA500 is valued.
- Earnings reports - Similarly to ordinary share prices, USA500 companies’ earnings reports will affect the index. Strong earnings in large companies that are heavily weighted in the USA500 will often cause an increase in the index’s price, and weak reports will usually mean a decrease.
- Economic events - It’s not just the index’s companies themselves that affect the USA500, macroeconomic factors can play a role too. Any geopolitical factors that’ll affect the dollar’s price will likely affect the S&P futures prices, too.
- News - While macroeconomic events themselves will play a factor, so too will news articles. Widely viewed news, both positive and negative, will affect the index’s price. News about central bank announcements, changes to fiscal policy in the States, and reporting on big events like Coronavirus-related developments or presidential elections will all move the price of the S&P futures.
How high/low can the USA500 prices go in 2022?
It has been a very tough few months for the US500, which has suffered in a challenging economic environment.
The closely watched index, which tracks 500 of the most prominent, actively traded US companies, hit an all-time high of 4800 points at the start of this year.
But it had fallen over 20% — close to 1,000 points — to 3800 by the close of H1 2022 as fears mounted that aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve (Fed) could trigger a recession.
From a technical analysis perspective, US500 could fall up to the 2500 points level – the historical trendline - before resuming the uptrend.
Browse our live USA500 chart to get all the information you need on S&P futures prices today
The Standard Statistics Co. established its first stock market index in 1923, which featured 233 US firms' equities. The company created a 90-stock index in 1926, which was calculated every day.
To become Standard & Poor's, a company that provides financial information and analysis, the Standard Statistics Co. joined with Poor's Publishing in 1941. The index was increased from 90 to its present 500 members on March 4, 1957, and was given the new name, S&P 500.
Companies join the S&P 500 by being agreed on by the S&P’s index committee. Companies cannot ‘lobby’ to join the S&P 500 but must instead be chosen.
However, there are also a few characteristics companies need to have to be eligible for inclusion in the S&P 500. They need to be a US company with the majority of its shares public, be of a certain size (a market cap of at least $11.8 billion) and have a sizable public float.
Basic analysis is necessary before speculating on the S&P futures prices. As with any stock investment, make sure you carefully assess your financial situation before investing in USA500 either directly through e-Mini S&P Futures CFD trading or indirectly through individual stocks and funds. S&P futures prices can be extremely volatile.
With CAPEX WebTrader’s comprehensive live charts you can stay up to date with the latest changes in the S&P futures prices from your mobile and browser.
Why is the USA 500 trading so popular?
The S&P 500 is a highly popular American stock index measuring the performance of the top 500 companies listed on the biggest U.S stock exchanges. The markets see the USA 500 index as the best representation of the health of the US stock market and a reliable indicator for the overall US economy.
Some of the most important companies included in the S&P 500 Index are Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, JPMorgan Chase, and Walmart, which is why trading the USA 500 is so popular.
What is the USA 500?
The USA 500 (also known as S&P 500, or simply the S&P) is a stock market index that measures the performance of 500 large companies listed on exchanges in the United States. The USA 500 index is one of the most popular indices in the world.
Is US500 the same as S&P 500?
Yes, the USA 500 is the same as S&P 500, as both refer to an American index. The index measures the performance of the top 500 quoted companies in the United States.
What is US500 cash?
The S&P 500 index is a leading index of the NYSE. This index lists the collective value of top trading companies on the exchange. Cash indices are used to measure the price fluctuations in the underlying market and provide a historical perspective for various industries.
When can I start trading the USA 500 index?
At CAPEX.com you can trade CFDs on USA 500 Index from Sunday to Friday, between 22:01-20:10 GMT. Alternatively, you can pick one of our other indices and trade at a more convenient time for you.