This post is an update to past posts regarding stock market volatility.
While I track many different measures of volatility, I find the following chart to be both simple and clear in depicting the recent increased volatility in the stock market.
Overall, my analyses indicates that there are many reasons for this volatility, and the volatility is notable.
This chart depicts the S&P500 in 60 minute intervals from November 1, 2014 through Friday’s (January 9, 2015) close. The blue line depicts a 50-period (hour) moving average.
(click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com)
The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation
SPX at 2044.81 as this post is written