S&P 500 Snapshot: Up 14% YTD

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Includes: BXUB, BXUC, CAPX, DHVW, DMRL, EPS, FTA, IVE, IVV, IVW, PPLC, RPG, RPV, RSP, RYARX, SDS, SFLA, SH, SPDN, SPLX, SPUU, SPVU, SPXE, SPXL, SPXN, SPXS, SPXT, SPXU-OLD, SPXV, SPY, SPYG, SPYV, SSO, UPRO, VFINX, VOO, VOOG, VOOV
by: Doug Short

By Jill Mislinski

The index closed with a daily gain of 0.09% and a week-over-week gain of 0.15%. The index is up 14.0% YTD.

The U.S. Treasury puts the closing yield on the 10-year note at 2.28%.

Here is a daily chart of the S&P 500. Today's selling puts the volume 2% above its 50-day moving average.

Here's a monthly snapshot of the index going back to December 2007:

A Perspective on Drawdowns

Here's a snapshot of record highs and selloffs since the 2009 trough:

Here is a more conventional log-scale chart with drawdowns highlighted:

Here is a linear scale version of the same chart with the 50- and 200-day moving averages:

A Perspective on Volatility

For a sense of the correlation between the closing price and intraday volatility, the chart below overlays the S&P 500 since 2007 with the intraday price range. We've also included a 20-day moving average to help identify trends in volatility.