As often discussed, analyzing the charts of the top weighted components in an index can often give you additional insight to where that index might be headed, especially when the technical picture for the index might not be very clear.  For those wishing to skip ahead to a particular stock, the top ten components of the S&P 500 (including the SPY as a proxy for the $SPX) are discussed in the following order:  SPY, AAPL, XOM, JNJ, GE, MSFT, GOOG, CVX, PG, WFC, & BRKB