VTS Community,

For anyone who isn’t in the habit of checking stock market charts and tracking movements from day to day, let’s start another “top x” list for the longest S&P 500 drawdown periods since the financial crisis in 08′ and I’ll update it every few weeks  (or if/when we finally end this current streak)

As some of the fear from the volatility event in early February has dissipated the S&P 500 finds itself 4.2% away from all time highs:

1 year chart of the S&P 500:

 

How does this streak compare to previous drawdowns?

 

90 trading days is significant as that’s most of 2018 so far, but in the grand scheme of things it’s only the 5th longest since the financial crisis.  I know it feels like ages because some of you are relatively new to the volatility investing world and haven’t really live traded through any significant drawdown periods.  The last one we experienced was all the way back in 2015/16′.  They do happen every few years on average even during strong bull markets so all we can do is keep our head down and keep trading the math.

Do you think the S&P 500 will recover it’s all time high soon?  Or will 2872.87 prove to be the top for this economic expansion period?  To be continued…

 

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