S&P 500 Snapshot: Up 0.51% From Thursday, 15% YTD

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by: Doug Short

By Jill Mislinski

The S&P 500 opened Friday well above yesterday's close and climbed throughout the day, closing with a daily gain of 0.51% and a weekly gain of 0.86%. Year-to-date, the index is up 15.02%.

The U.S. Treasury puts the closing yield on the 10-year note at 2.39%.

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 2008.

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.

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