Definition of Standard & Poor's 500 in English:

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Standard & Poor's 500

Pronunciation: /ˌstandərd ən po͝orz fīvˈhəndrəd/
(abbreviation S & P 500)


A group of 500 companies whose average daily share prices are used to calculate an index of the day’s security prices.
Example sentences
  • One in four shares in the Standard & Poor's 500 index was at a 12-month low.
  • It's a measure of risk, primarily the sensitivity of a company's stock price to an overall fluctuation in an index like the Standard & Poor's 500.
  • The Standard & Poor's 500 - stock index has plunged 45% since its March 2000 high.

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Syllabification: Stand·ard & Poor's 500

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