S&P 500 Snapshot: Another High, Up 0.9% From Last Week

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by: Doug Short

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.