The S&P 500 see-sawed this week, ending 0.63% below last Friday's close. The index is up 2.09% YTD and is 7.89% below its record close.

S&P 500

The U.S. Treasury puts the closing yield on the 10-year note as of September 25 at 0.66% which is above its record low (0.52% on 8/4/2020). The 2-year note is at 0.12%.

S&P 500

Here's a snapshot of the index going back to 2011.

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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