S&P 500 Snapshot: November Up 1.8%

Dec. 01, 2018 4:01 AM ETSPY, VOO, IVE, SH, SDS, IVV, SSO, SPXU, UPRO, SPXL, RSP, SPXS, VFINX, SPYG, IVW, VOOG, RPG, RPV, SPYV, EPS, VOOV, BXUB, SPLX, FTA, SPUU, BXUC, SFLA-OLD, SPDN, SPXE, SPXT, DHVW, CAPX, PPLC, SPVU, SPXV, RYARX, SPXN, DMRL, RVRS, USMC2 Comments10 Likes
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By Jill Mislinski

The S&P 500 closed November up 1.79% from last month. The index started the week relatively flat and then jumped on Wednesday to end the week up 4.84% from last Friday. It is up 0.81% from yesterday and 2.38% YTD.

S&P 500

The U.S. Treasury puts the closing yield on the 10-year note at 3.01%.

Here is a daily chart of the S&P 500. Today's selling puts the volume 21% above its 50-day moving average.

S&P 500

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:

S&P 500 Drawdowns

Here's a table with the number of days of a 1% or more change in either direction and the number of days of corrections (down 10% or more from the record high) going back to 2013.

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

S&P 500 MAs

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

S&P 500 MAs

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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