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The S&P 500, or simply the S&P, is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and many consider it to be one of the best representations of the U.S. stock market. The average annual total return of the index, including dividends, since inception in 1926 has been 9.8%; however, there were several years where the index declined over 30%. The index has posted annual increases 70% of the time.

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Stocks erase stellar gain to close lower [Video]

Stocks erase stellar gain to close lower

The Dow gave up a more than 900-point rally to close the day lower in volatile trade. Conway G. Gittens has the numbers.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published
Wall St soars on hopes of slowing coronavirus deaths [Video]

Wall St soars on hopes of slowing coronavirus deaths

U.S. stocks rocketed higher on Monday, in the biggest gains in nearly two weeks, after a fall in the daily death toll in New York - the country's biggest coronavirus hot spot - fueled optimism the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:25Published
Dow surges 1,000 points [Video]

Dow surges 1,000 points

U.S. stocks staged a frantic, across-the-board rally Monday, lifted by hopes that the coronavirus outbreak could soon level off in some hard-hit areas. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published
Wall St. gains as oil rally offsets jobless surge [Video]

Wall St. gains as oil rally offsets jobless surge

Stocks gained ground on Thursday as hopes for a truce between Saudi Arabia and Russia propelled oil prices, taking some attention off a staggering record jump in unemployment claims. Conway G. Gittens..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published
Stocks get body-slammed in worst Q1 ever [Video]

Stocks get body-slammed in worst Q1 ever

Wall Street suffered its biggest first-quarter plunge in history as worries the coronavirus pandemic could send the global economy into a deep dive took its toll. Conway G. Gittens has the Wall Street..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:28Published
Wall Street tumbles as U.S. virus cases climb [Video]

Wall Street tumbles as U.S. virus cases climb

Wall Street fell sharply Friday, ending a massive three-day surge after doubts about the fate of the U.S. economy resurfaced and the number of coronavirus cases in the country climbed. Fred Katayama..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published
Aggressive Fed boost fails to stop sell-off [Video]

Aggressive Fed boost fails to stop sell-off

Wall Street's slide deepened Monday as unprecedented moves to shore up credit failed to sooth investors fears about the coronavirus crisis. As Fred Katayama reports, the Senate's failure to pass a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published
Dow nearly erases "Trump bump" [Video]

Dow nearly erases "Trump bump"

Wall Street extended its deep sell-off Wednesday, and the Dow nearly erased the gains it made under U.S. President Donald Trump. Fred Katayama reports.

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Stocks resume trading after halt as recession fears grow [Video]

Stocks resume trading after halt as recession fears grow

Wall Street trading was forced to temporarily stop during Wednesday's session after a 7-percent plunge in the S&P 500 set off so-called circuit breakers. Conway G. Gittens has the market update.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:11Published
Wall Street Bounces, After Selloff Fed Boosts Liquidity [Video]

Wall Street Bounces, After Selloff Fed Boosts Liquidity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 rose 6% on Tuesday, a day after its steepest decline since the 1987 crash, as the Federal Reserve took further steps to boost liquidity and stem damage from the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published
Wall Street rebounds from Monday's sell-off [Video]

Wall Street rebounds from Monday's sell-off

The Dow soared more than 1000 points, and the S&P 500 tacked on 6% Tuesday, a day after the steepest decline since the 1987 crash. As Fred Katayama reports, the Fed took several steps to boost..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
'D' word rears head as coronavirus-hit markets brace for recession [Video]

'D' word rears head as coronavirus-hit markets brace for recession

The coronavirus shockwaves rippling through U.S. stocks are forcing investors to contemplate outcomes more dire than a recession, including several quarters of declining economic activity, a credit..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:54Published
Stock Market Trading Is Halted After Dow Falls 2,200 Points [Video]

Stock Market Trading Is Halted After Dow Falls 2,200 Points

At opening, the S&P 500 also fell by nearly eight percent.

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Dow drops almost 3,000 points [Video]

Dow drops almost 3,000 points

U.S. stocks suffered their biggest one-day drop Monday since the 1987 crash. As Fred Katayama reports, the Fed's emergency action fueled investor anxiety over a potential recession due to the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published
Dow drop almost 3,0000 points [Video]

Dow drop almost 3,0000 points

U.S. stocks suffered their biggest one-day drop Monday since the 1987 crash. As Fred Katayama reports, the Fed's emergency action fueled investor anxiety over a potential recession due to the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published
Stocks stage furious rally after national emergency declared [Video]

Stocks stage furious rally after national emergency declared

Wall Street catapulted at the end of Friday's session, closing with a daily gain of more than 9% after President Trump took a step toward tackling the coronavirus outbreak. Conway G. Gittens has the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published
Dow plunges 10% in worst day since '87 crash [Video]

Dow plunges 10% in worst day since '87 crash

Wall Street closed at the lows of the day, with the Dow plunging 10 percent in its biggest percentage drop since the October 1987 crash, as stocks confirmed a bear market. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:27Published
Dow enters bear market territory amid coronavirus fears [Video]

Dow enters bear market territory amid coronavirus fears

Wall Street stocks plunged on Wednesday, with the Dow confirming a bear market for the first time since the financial crisis after the World Health Organization called the coronavirus outbreak a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:26Published
S&P bear market will soon end - Goldman Sachs [Video]

S&P bear market will soon end - Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs predicts the S&P 500 will plunge 28% from its February peak, putting it deep into a bear market. As Fred Katayama reports, Wall Street edged closer to bear territory Wednesday.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published
Stock Market Trading Halted by Circuit Breaker for First Time Since 1997 [Video]

Stock Market Trading Halted by Circuit Breaker for First Time Since 1997

The circuit breaker mechanism was triggered early in Monday's trading after the S&P 500 plunged seven percent shortly after opening.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published
Mnuchin promises to use 'all of our tools' amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]

Mnuchin promises to use 'all of our tools' amid coronavirus outbreak

During a news conference Monday night, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin promised that the U.S. "will use all of our tools" to fight the economic effects of the coronavirus.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

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