Seeking Alpha
Registered investment advisor, long only, bonds, dividend investing
Profile| Send Message|
( followers)  

With the S&P 500 trading above 2,000 for the first time in history, today's chart provides some perspective to current rally by plotting all major S&P 500 rallies of the last 82 years. With the S&P 500 up 91% since its October 2011 lows (the 2011 correction resulted in a significant 19.4% decline), the current rally is slightly below average in magnitude above average in duration. In fact, of the 23 rallies plotted on today's chart, the current rally would rank 7th in duration.

Notes:

  • A major stock market rally has been defined as an S&P 500 gain of 30% or more (following a correction of at least 15%).
  • The S&P 500 was not adjusted for inflation or dividends.
  • Selected rallies were labeled with the year in which they began.
  • There are 252 trading days in a year (100 trading days equal about 4.8 calendar months).
From The Blog of HORAN Capital Advisors


Source: Chart of the Day

Could there be more upside? The Wall Street Journal has an article out today noting:

Stocks have risen in eight of the past 10 Septembers, with the lone outliers coming in 2008 (the worst of the financial crisis) and 2011 (the middle of the European debt crisis and one month after the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating).

Source: Current Stock Rally Below Average In Magnitude