Volatility Returns to U.S. Stocks

There has been little reason to update this graphic for quite some time now, but, after today’s dismal jobs report inflicted a shellacking on equity markets around the world, it’s worth remembering that, though they’ve steadily declined over the last month or so, U.S. stocks haven’t been very volatile lately.

If today’s 270+ point loss for the Dow Jones Industrial Average holds (and, at the moment, it looks like things will get worse, not better, in the last half hour of trading), then this will go into the books as the worst day for big U.S. stocks since last November 9th when the Dow tumbled 389 points. There is some good news, however, for U.S. investors as Facebook (Nasdaq:FB) shares are down only 6 percent today.


One Response to Volatility Returns to U.S. Stocks

  1. News June 2, 2012 at 5:39 PM #

    I might buy a little bit of S&P500 next week if we drop another 3-5%. There is still a lot that can happen this year.

    The negatives are China, Europe, and low interest rates for those on fixed income. The positives are low interest rates for housing and companies as well as much cheaper energy.

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