Amid all this volatility, Chad Shoop is sticking to what he knows: price charts. And this one is telling him to bank on WPM…
Tag: Bear Market
“Collapse” is the most frightening word in any investor’s vocabulary. It refers to a steep and sudden decline in stock prices much larger than the standard -20% definition of a bear market. Fortunately, such collapses are rare. But they all have one thing in common: liquidity — the presence of willing buyers — evaporates. In today’s video , I explain how these dreaded events occur … and what to watch for when one threatens.
That happened fast. Just 15 trading days for the S&P 500 to hit correction territory (at least on an intraday basis) last week, making it one of the fastest in history to kick off a new year. That’s a bit concerning on the heels of a mostly calm 2021, where the S&P 500 barely registered a 5% decline. Does this sudden burst of volatility tell us something about the stock market? Are we now careening over the edge and staring into a bear market abyss? Before you assume that 2022’s bad start is about to turn into something worse, lean on history to guide you.
I can get pretty geeked out by stock market figures and stats. Like yesterday’s action, for example. The S&P 500 Index was down 4% at one point. Yet it managed to rally and ended the day in positive territory. It was a rally for the record books, for sure. That’s only the third time in the last 45 years that markets have recovered so fast from such a steep decline in the same day! But yesterday’s epic display of percentage losses and gains in the S&P 500 aren’t the only ones I find interesting…
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