Analyzing The Risk Of Stocks After The 6.9% Drop
The stock market snapped a six-day losing streak on Friday, with the Standard & Poor's 500 closing at 2767.13.
From its peak all-time close on September 20, to its closing low on Thursday, the S&P 500 plunged 6.9% in the six-day drop.
The volatility in recent days is not so frightening in the context of the last eight-plus years, this chart indicates. The red lines represent the daily percentage change in the average price of a share in the S&P 500 since April 2010, and the black line is the 30-day moving average of the S&P 500 share price.
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