UPDATE: COVID-19, The Markets, and The Economy

This article was originally written by Jill Mislinski. Starting in January 2023, AP Charts pages will be maintained by Jennifer Nash at Advisor Perspectives/VettaFi.

Let's take a look at a roundup of some informative charts, including key market sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic and the S&P 500, changes in the Dow, NASDAQ, and S&P since 2000, and a few more that are relevant. For the chart on key market sectors, please scroll.

Let's start with margin debt, which began a decline in Q3 of 2017, but has continuously reached new record highs during the pandemic. The last S&P 500 all-time high was on May 14, 2021, at 4255.15. As of the June 15th close, the index is down just 0.2% off that high. In the previous two recessions, the S&P peak came at least three months after the margin debt peak.