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Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500)

S&P 500 Index (Standard and Poor’s 500 Index) is a composite of the 500 most actively traded public companies in all ten economic sectors of the U.S. It is maintained by Standard and Poor’s, a division of the Parent company McGraw-Hill.

Short Sale

Selling Short is a trade in which the investor borrows a security and sells it to another investor in the market. To close the short position an investor has to cover (purchase the same security from the market) and return it to the person they borrowed it from.