By Michael Johnston, founder of ETF Database.The S&P 500 is one of the most widely followed benchmarks in the world, a bellwether of the U.S. economy that is included in the Index of Leading Indicators. Composed of 500 of the largest stocks listed in the U.S. (as well as a handful of non-U.S. companies), the index has a weighted average market capitalization of approximately $80 billion and includes companies across all sectors of the economy.
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