By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives:
Friday pre-market futures were on steroids with news that Greece submitted a bailout plan to its creditors. Futures drifted higher as the Shanghai Composite posted a 4.57% Friday gain, and some of the Eurozone indexes were rallying in the 2%-3% range. The S&P 500 surged at the open, and moved higher in a couple of waves to its 1.46% intraday high early in the final hour. Some late profit taking trimmed the gain to 1.23%. That was enough to put the index back in the green year-to-date, up 0.86%, but it was a hair shy of logging a gain for the week, which closed with a -0.01% loss.
The yield on the 10-year note ended a volatile week at 2.42%, the top of its 20 bps 5-day range and up 10 bps from yesterday’s close. But today’s close was only a 2 bps change from last Friday’s 2.40% close.
Here is a 15-minute chart of the past five sessions.
Here is a weekly chart of the index, which has closed the week below its 10-week moving average for the third consecutive week and five of the last six.
A Perspective on Drawdowns
Here’s a snapshot of selloffs since the 2009 trough.
For a longer-term perspective, here is a charts base on daily closes since the all-time high prior to the Great Recession.
By Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives.
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