- IBM factory strike illustrates shifting China labor environment, Reuters says[at theflyonthewall.com] - IBM factory strike illustrates shifting China labor environment, Reuters says(10 Mar 2014 11:47:29)
- More handset makers to manufacture Windows Phone, DigiTimes says[at theflyonthewall.com] - More handset makers to manufacture Windows Phone, DigiTimes says(10 Mar 2014 11:37:36)
- China Strike Illustrates Shift in Labor Landscape(10 Mar 2014 11:23:55)
- [video] Boeing's Blues, Jim Cramer's Social Network Pick, Timing Tesla(10 Mar 2014 11:23:30)
- Johnson & Johnson's McNeil unit sells K-Y brand(10 Mar 2014 11:16:21)
- Netflix reportedly reaches another Comcast-style agreement, but with a Norwegian ISP(10 Mar 2014 11:12:00)
- Daily Report: Microsoft Pins Hopes for Xbox One on Titanfall[at New York Times] - The company is betting that a new science-fiction shooting game will be enough of a hit to improve sales of the Xbox One and secure its influence in the video-game market.(10 Mar 2014 11:10:31)
- Reckitt Benckiser Buys K-Y Lubricants Brand From Johnson & Johnson(10 Mar 2014 11:03:06)
- Microsoft Earnings May Remain Under Pressure[at Seeking Alpha] - When it comes to the market today, growth is definitely favored. Companies with strong growth profiles are getting high valuations. In the technology space, there's an interesting divide between many top ...(10 Mar 2014 10:58:58)
- Reckitt Benckiser Acquires K-Y Lubricants From Johnson & Johnson(10 Mar 2014 10:14:17)
The Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) is the main US index, and the largest index in the world. It is used as a global barometer for the world markets. All major investment funds, hedge funds, and investment portfolios are benchmarked again the S&P 500.
It is comprised of the 500 largest US companies, and a significant portion of the overall the United States of America’s market capitalization. The index is not based on any one sector, so it is seen as the best overall signal of the US market.
The index is free-floating and capitalization-weighted, and broken down into individual market sectors; consumer non-cyclical, consumer cyclical, financial, energy, technology, communications, industrial, basic materials and utilities.