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Stocks’ Nine-Day Losing Streak Is Worst Since 1980

Saturday, November 5, 2016 4:57
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black-bearFrom Doug Short: The S&P 500 posted another modest loss yesterday, extending its current selloff to nine sessions. The last nine-session selloff ended on December 11, 1980 … about five weeks shy of 36 years ago.

The index opened at its intraday low and whipsawed with indecision in the first 15 minutes of trading despite a good October employment report. It then traced a fairly symmetrical arc through the rest of the session with a mid-day peak gain of 0.50%. The afternoon saw an accelerating decline to its -0.17% close. The current nine-session loss is -3.07%.

Now for some context: The nine-day selloff in 1980 was a far more dramatic -9.37%. And consider this: We’ve had 13 nine-session sequences ending in 2016 with a cumulative decline of more than -3.07%. In fact, the single daily decline in 2016 was -3.59% on June 24th.

The 10-year Note closed the session at 1.79%, down three BPs from the previous close.

Here is a snapshot of past five sessions in the S&P 500.

S&P 500

Here’s a weekly chart of the index, which is down 1.94% week-over-week. Trading volume was slightly above its 50-week moving average.

S&P 500

A Perspective on Drawdowns

Here’s a snapshot of selloffs since the 2009 trough.

S&P 500 Drawdowns

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.

S&P 500 Snapshot

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