S&P 500 Snapshot: Correction Territory, Cusp of Bear
The S&P 500 has been in correction territory for over 12 market days and is nearing bear market territory (defined as 20% off a record high). The index is 18.66% below its record high and is down 18.14% YTD.
The U.S. Treasury puts the closing yield on the 10-year note as of May 20 at 2.78% which is above its record low (0.52% on 8/4/2020). The 2-year note is at 2.60%. See our latest Treasury Snapshot here.
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. Note the recent selloffs in 2022.
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.
Here's another look, but a slightly more recent look at volatility since 2014.
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