For traders with a more short-term time horizon, we have compiled a list of the S&P 1,500 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.
Overall, the two most volatile stocks in the S&P 1,500 are ABK and MBI. Over the last fifty days, these two names have had average intraday ranges of 20.24% and 16.94% respectively (imagine the mint you could make if you were able to successfully trade these stocks!).
While most of the volatile stocks still have declining 50-day moving averages, the number of stocks with rising 50-days continues to expand. Even more surprising is that many of the names with rising 50-days are the same housing related names that led the market lower last year.