The Signal From Junk
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.