S&P 500 Snapshot: Selloff Ends with a Modest Gain

March 27, 2015

by Doug Short

Friday was a mixed bag of economic data. Hopes for an upward revision to Third Estimate of Q4 GDP were disappointed when the BEA left the annualized rate at 2.2%. The final Michigan Consumer Sentiment for March was an improvement on the preliminary reading, but it was below the February final and well off the January 11-year high. The S&P 500 spent the day in a narrow range, ending with a modest 0.24% gain, which snapped a four-day selloff. The index was down 2.33% for the week, its second worst weekly performance of 2015 (the worst being the -2.77% plunge in late January).

The yield on the 10-year Note fell 7 bps to 1.95%.

Here is a 15-minute chart of the past five sessions.

Here is a weekly chart of the index, which is now a bit below its 10-week moving average. Volume was unremarkable.

A Perspective on Drawdowns

Here's a snapshot of selloffs since the 2009 trough.

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For a longer-term perspective, here is a charts base on daily closes since the all-time high prior to the Great Recession.

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