market volatility

Volatility is Normal

 

 

On my way home tonight from the office, I was contemplating whether I should send out a quick message to all of our clients. But when I got home and started seeing the headlines about the stock market, I knew I needed to send out a brief note. You'd think the media hasn't seen market volatility in over two years!

Keeping All This Volatility in Perspective

Keeping All This Volatility in Perspective

These recent ups & downs are reminiscent of past Wall Street swings.

 

Provided by Eddy and Clayton Shum

 

Fall might be anything but calm on Wall Street. Volatility is back, in a big way: the CBOE VIX has risen more than 105% since the end of July. Additionally, 11 of the 15 trading days ending September 9 were “all or nothing” days in which more than 80% of the S&P 500 moved either higher or lower. In the last 25 years, the index has not had a 15-day period like this.1,2

 

Contrast that with the first 159 trading days of 2015, in which just 13 such days occurred according to Bespoke Investment Group research. In fact, during the first half of 2015 the Dow Jones Industrial Average was never more than 3.5% up or down YTD, on pace for the most placid year in its history.2 

   

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