Latest Market Volatility
If you talk to just about any investor lately, they'll tell you that it has been a difficult year in the market. Putting the recent moves into perspective, it could have been a lot worse. Last Friday's close (2/4/22) marked 23 trading days since the S&P 500's last closing record high, and during that span, the S&P 500 is down 6.2%. When comparing the last 23 trading days to other 23 trading day periods since 2000, there have been plenty of periods where the market saw much larger declines. Prior to the current period, the last time the S&P 500 declined 6% over a 23 trading day period was in late September 2020, but six months before that we saw what was the largest decline in a 23 trading day period since the Great Depression when the S&P 500 lost more than a third of its value from its peak on 2/19/20 to its low on 3/23/20.The second chart shows the effect of exiting the market for different durations of time immediately after -2% market days.
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