S&P 500 is the most important stock market index in the world, since these are global companies with enormous leverage. Russell 2000 is an index of small-cap companies, and is often used as a gauge of risk-appetite in the market. Crude oil is currently the king of energy, and will play a pivotal role in the economy until renewable alternatives dethrones it. Gold price movements tells us allot about the markets faith in fiat money (and related players like central banks), though we have lately seen cryptocurrencies reflect similar sentiments. EUR/USD currency pair is key, since USA and Europe are the largest world economies by GDP.
All indicators below are ETF’s (Exchange Traded Funds), and are hence traded with real money in the market. As such, they are great indicators of which region people have the most faith in. Rising chart is naturally bullish/optimistic, while declining is bearish/pessimistic.
Similar to above, these are ETF’s, and the same logic applies. We are here comparing the major sectors.