The S&P 500 rose for most of the week and ended flat on Friday. The index closed up 0.5% up from Thursday and up 2% from last Friday and is 1.3% from its record high.
The U.S. Treasury puts the closing yield on the 10-year note at 2.50%.
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’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.
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(NYSEARCA:VXXB), 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.