For traders with a more short-term time horizon, we have compiled a list of the S&P 1500 stocks that have the largest intraday high-low ranges (based on the average percent spread between the intraday high and low over the last fifty days). We then grouped the stocks based on whether they have a rising or falling 50-day moving average. Stocks highlighted in gray are new to the list this month.
This month's most volatile stock is AIG, which has an average intraday range of 14.6%. A couple of years ago the stock was considered a conservative and safe investment. Today, it has become a daytrader's dream. As the market becomes more stable, we are also beginning to see an increase in the number of stocks with share prices in the double digits. While AIG's double digit share price is somewhat artificial given the 1:20 reverse split, seven other stocks with prices above $10 are also on the list.
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