S&P 500 Snapshot: Up 0.5% YTD

The S&P 500 has continued its bounceback as of Wednesday’s close and is down 0.5% YTD and is 5.7% below its record close.

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The U.S. Treasury puts the closing yield on the 10-year note at 2.87%.

Here is a daily chart of the S&P 500. Today’s selling puts the volume 18% below its 50-day moving average.

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Here’s a snapshot of the index going back to December 2008.

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A Perspective on Drawdowns

Here’s a snapshot of record highs and selloffs since the 2009 trough.

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Here’s a table with the number of days of a 1% or more change in either direction and the number of days of corrections (down 10% or more from the record high) going back to 2013.

Here is a more conventional log-scale chart with drawdowns highlighted.

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Here is a linear scale version of the same chart with the 50- and 200-day moving averages.

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A Perspective on Volatility

For a sense of the correlation between the closing price and intraday volatility, the chart below overlays the S&P 500 since 2007 with the intraday price range. We’ve also included a 20-day moving average to help identify trends in volatility.

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Author: Travis Esquivel

Travis Esquivel is an engineer, passionate soccer player and full-time dad. He enjoys writing about innovation and technology from time to time.

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