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.
Even though the market hit its recent lows 50 trading days ago, the majority of stocks in our list of most volatile stocks still have declining 50-day moving averages (10 rising, 40 falling). Two names of note on the list of most volatile stocks with rising 50-day averages are Fannie (FNM) and Freddie (FRE). Not only is it surprising that these stocks that were once considered 'safe' are now among the most volatile stocks in the market, but both have been in steady downtrends for a number of quarters, so the fact that their short-term moving averages are rising could (we stress could) indicate that things are looking up for these names.