Howard Silverblatt is Standard & Poor?s senior index analyst for its Index Services unit. In addition to general market research and commentary, he is responsible for the statistical analysis of Standard & Poor?s family of U.S. indices ? including the world?s most recognized index, the S&P 500.
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