- Weekend roundup: Wells Fargo and its auditor | The back-pain racket | Going back to the moviesHere are MarketWatch articles to read this weekend.(19 Aug 2017 14:41:56 +0000)
- This technology shift opens up new possibilities for iPhones, Androids and virtual realityAdvances in depth sensing by Qualcomm and Apple will give consumers more better security features(19 Aug 2017 14:39:15 +0000)
- How I (Sort Of) Cut the Cord With Cable TVAfter one failed attempt, this Fool tried again in a new location.(19 Aug 2017 14:33:00 +0000)
- Free Apple Watches? Aetna's Considering ItAetna is privately meeting with Apple Inc to discuss making Apple Watches available to everyone covered by its health insurance.(19 Aug 2017 14:31:00 +0000)
- More Info On Microsoft's Xbox One X Coming Tomorrow, August 20We already have a pretty good picture of what Microsoft's Xbox One X will look like, but we don't yet know when we can buy it. That info is likely coming at the company's Gamescom press conference tomorrow.(19 Aug 2017 14:17:00 +0000)
- General Electric Stuck in Role as DJIA’s Worst Stock of 2017General Electric extended its streak as the worst performing Dow Jones Industrial Average stock for a fifth consecutive week.(19 Aug 2017 13:35:43 +0000)
- Walmart Seeks Patent for Warehouse Floating in the SkyWalmart apparently wants to move goods without the need for roads, trucks or airplanes. At least that is what a patent filing hints.(19 Aug 2017 13:20:24 +0000)
- How Microsoft Azure Is Gaining on Amazon's Cloud JuggernautNew features and changes in the sales force are driving Azure's progress.(19 Aug 2017 12:20:00 +0000)
- 3 Top Stocks You Can Buy on SaleInvestors looking for cheap stocks to buy right now should consider General Electric, Kinder Morgan, and Cambrex Corporation.(19 Aug 2017 12:08:00 +0000)
- [$$] Static Ahead for Motorola Solutions?Today, Poth heads a federal agency tasked with rolling out FirstNet, a multibillion-dollar broadband network that could link every police, fire, and emergency medical officer in the U.S. Public-safety personnel currently rely on thousands of local two-way radio systems that can’t talk to one another, causing confusion in every major disaster since 9/11. Last March, FirstNet tapped AT&T (T) to build the public-safety network and cover the country within five years. Motorola’s Chicago-based radio veterans will be paid to connect the network to existing radio systems, but eventually FirstNet will supplant the old systems, which generate more than half of Motorola’s revenue.(19 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0000)
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.