Just a day after the S&P 500 closed above 2000 for the first time, Abigail Doolittle, founder of Peak Theories Research, told CNBC that the Federal Reserve's reluctance to raise interest rates lows could lay the grounds for a crash.
The S&P 500 is arguably the most important stock market index on the planet. It represents the free-float value of 500 major corporations primarily domiciled in the US and gives investors an idea of the overall movement in the US equity market.
If you only have one stock investment in your portfolio, you'd do well to make it an index fund based on the S&P 500, the index of 500 of America's biggest companies that together make up about 80 percent of the overall market's value. A single ...
Price-earnings ratios among the 50 largest companies in the S&P 500 deviate from the mean by an average of about 22 percent, nearly the narrowest on record, according to data since 1990 compiled by Bloomberg.
The S&P 500 returned to its record-setting ways Thursday, notching its 28th record close of the year, building on a powerful bull run that began more than five years ago and prompting investors to wonder: Can the good times last?