SP500 is a CFD, written over the S&P500 Index future:
The S & P500 closed today declining 0.11% to 2,680.50 points and the technology Nasdaq Composite recorded a depreciation of 0.34% to 6,936.25 points. Stock exchanges on the other side of the Atlantic were mostly penalized by Apple and its suppliers’ shares, after the Taiwan’s Economic Daily quoted unidentified sources as saying that the technology led by Tim Cook will see a decline of around 40 % its projections for iPhone X sales in the first quarter of 2018 to 30 million units. Apple ended down 2.54% to $ 170.57 a share, which was its worst session since August. On the earnings side, noteworthy was retailers, with US department store companies gaining ground after Mastercard Inc. said US consumers spent more than $ 800 billion on holiday shopping, more than ever seen. This increase in purchases was mainly due to the increase in consumer confidence, the increase in employment and the fact that rebates in the stores started earlier. The energy sector was also on the rise, boosted by a rise of more than 2% in US benchmark crude oil prices – the West Texas Intermediate – on the New York Stock Exchange, up to June 2015, due to an explosion in a pipeline in Libya.