Definition of Standard & Poor's 500 in English:

Standard & Poor's 500

(also S & P 500)

noun

Finance
  • A group of 500 companies whose average daily share prices are used to calculate an index of the day's security prices.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One in four shares in the Standard & Poor's 500 index was at a 12-month low.’
    • ‘An investment in the Standard & Poor's 500 - stock index grew to $161,000.’
    • ‘The Standard & Poor's 500 - stock index has plunged 45% since its March 2000 high.’
    • ‘His 12-month forecast calls for a 7% fall in the Standard & Poor's 500 - stock index.’

Pronunciation

Standard & Poor's 500

/ˌstandərd ən po͝orz fīvˈhəndrəd/