By Jill Mislinski
The S&P 500 continued its climb this week, closing Friday with another all-time high. The index was up 0.44% from Thursday and 0.86% from last week.
The U.S. Treasury puts the closing yield on the 10-year note at 2.64%.
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 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.