Let’s preface this with the fact that it’s still early in the year and the rest of the year is unlikely to closely follow the path we have seen so far, but the S&P 500 is currently on pace for its 11th record closing high this year.  While we’re just 29 trading days into the year, in the post-WWII period, 2020 already ranks as the 33rd highest number of record closing highs for the S&P 500 in a given year (out of 76).  What’s even more notable, though, is that at the current pace the S&P 500 would have 96 record closes this year, which would dwarf the total from every other year.  For reference, the highest number of record closing highs in a given year was 77 in 1995, and there are only four other years (1961, 1964, 2014, and 2017) where there were more than 50 record closes. Start a two-week free trial to Bespoke Institutional to access our full range of research reports and interactive tools.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email