|Day's Range||11.95 - 12.28|
|52 Week Range||8.56 - 50.30|
Volatility is higher in October than in other months even when 1987 and 2008 are excluded. On the flip side, performance is middle of the pack.
The S&P 500 hit another record high last week and is ahead by nearly 10 percent for the year, confirming its longer-term uptrend through August and now most of September — historically challenging months. The market during this economic cycle has not tolerated stocks much above this valuation with bond yields in the 3 percent area. If the stock market were football, then entering the fourth quarter it would be the bulls' game to lose, with most of the pregame question marks about their stamina and halftime worries over roster depth answered assertively — in the form of a big lead and few obvious weaknesses.
One of the supposedly biggest risks facing the U.S. stock market is so far proving to be a non-starter.
Stephen Diggle, who co-founded a hedge fund that made $2.7 billion on volatility wagers during the global financial crisis, isn’t betting on similar fluctuations now even as central banks begin to roll back years of extraordinary stimulus. Governments and central banks worldwide now see themselves as “guardians of the capital markets” and will always be ready to provide liquidity to prevent a repeat of the unprecedented price swings a decade ago, said Diggle, the chief executive officer of family office Vulpes Investment Management. “Generally we’ll have less super liquidity in future, so I expect generally slightly more volatility,” said Diggle, who is based in Singapore.
Volatility in the U.S. stock market is extremely low, despite such potential risks as a trade war, an emerging-market meltdown, and central banks becoming less accommodative.
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