In stocks, volatility is back

In stocks, volatility is back. Nobody said waking up from six years of Federal Reserve-induced slumber would be easy. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index, which never went more than three days without a gain in 2014, has twice fallen five straight times since January. Daily equity moves exceeding 1 percent have jumped 50 percent from last year and shares tumbled 3 percent or more over four different stretches in the first quarter... Less than three months into 2015, the market has seen 15 days when the S&P 500 rose or fell 1 percent or more, compared with 10 days a quarter in 2014. While the index is little changed for the year and has gone 41 months without a 10 percent tumble, it's had more retreats of at least 3 percent than any time since 2011, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Read the full article: (VIEW LINK)

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