Even though equities rose today, the S&P 500 still remains over 28% off of the 2/19 high.  As of yesterday’s close, only twenty days after the S&P 500’s peak, the index was down nearly 32% from that high.  Below is a look at the current selloff from its high versus prior big selloffs since 1928.  We all know about the 1929 and 1987 market crashes, but this one has even those beat in terms of the time it took to fall this much.  And the two major peaks and subsequent bear markets of the 21st century both took basically a year to fall the same amount that we’ve fallen in just 20 trading days this time.  Start a two-week free trial to Bespoke Institutional to our full library of research and interactive tools.

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