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    LeadImage-300x200 Anticipating the return of volatility

    By Kyle Tetting
    Through eight months of trading in 2017, the S&P 500 has experienced a daily price movement of 1% or more (up or down) just seven times. Seven is far below the historical average, accounting for less than 5% of the trading days so far this year. Since 1950, 20% of trading days had a price movement of 1% or more.
    A short-term rise in volatility can speak to fear or greed or expectations for the good and bad that might occur, but the general lack of volatility also tells a story.

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