S&P 500 Snapshot: Down 2.17% YTD, Still Trending Up
The S&P 500 is down 2.17% in the first two weeks of 2022 and is 2.8% below its record close. Despite the slow start to 2022, the index seems to still be trending up.
The U.S. Treasury puts the closing yield on the 10-year note as of January 14 at 1.78% which is above its record low (0.52% on 8/4/2020). The 2-year note is at 0.99%.
Here's a snapshot of the index going back to 2012.
A Perspective on Drawdowns
Here's a snapshot of record highs and selloffs since the 2009 trough.
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.
Here is a linear scale version of the same chart with the 50- and 200-day moving averages.
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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