S&P 500 down 3.8% for the Week
By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives:
Expectations of a Santa Rally went further on hold this week. Our benchmark S&P 500 plunged at the open, triggered to some extent by a savage selloff in oil (WTIC is down -14.5% month-to-date). The 500 proceeded to slide deeper into the red, hitting its -2.13% intraday low early in the final hour. The index closed with a -1.94% Friday loss, and a weekly loss of -3.79%.
The yield on the 10-year note dropped to 2.13%, down 15 bps from last Friday’s close.
Here is a snapshot of past five sessions.
Here is a daily chart of the index. Volume picked up on today’s selloff.
A Perspective on Drawdowns
Here’s a snapshot of selloffs since the 2009 trough.
For a longer-term perspective, here is a log-scale chart base on daily closes since the all-time high prior to the Great Recession.
Here is the same chart with the 50- and 200-day moving averages. The 50 crossed below the 200 on August 28th.
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