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The S&P 500 Index is a perhaps the most widely followed benchmark of stock market performance in the world. It is capitalization-weighted and float-adjusted index of 500 large-capitalization stocks traded on the NYSE, ASE and the Nasdaq National Market System. The Index represents the market value of all outstanding common shares of 500 firms listed (share price x shares outstanding).
The S&P E-mini contract is gaining in popularity because it is cost-effective, and efficient way to trade the broad stock market. E-Mini S&P orders are placed, and matched electronically resulting is almost instant execution, and confirmation.

Whether you are a speculator or a hedger this section on the S&P 500 market contains a wealth of valuable information. You can read about the history of the S&P 500 market, the fundamentals that make it move, and the futures and options specifications. You can also view quotes, charts, current margin requirements, and news that are affecting the S&P 500 market. However, if you are new to the markets you should consult with a licensed broker before starting to trade.

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