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S&P 500 Index Futures

Markets-S&P 500 FuturesFocusing on 500 large-cap common U.S. stocks, the S&P 500 is a narrower market indicator than the Russell 2000. The second-most followed index for large-cap stocks after the DJIA, the S&P 500 is given attention for its ability to predict and influence future market trends. The S&P 500 is the most popular product in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and it can be traded as a futures contract either in an open outcry auction or on electronic platforms.

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Last updated May 2013.

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