S&P 500 Ends Technical Streak Last Seen Before 16% Drop: Chart

Finding Safety in a Risky Market

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index just ended an upswing unlike any since 2011 -- and more pain may lie ahead. For the first time in 12 weeks, the benchmark gauge’s low point fell below the previous week’s, halting a streak of what’s known as higher lows. The last time such a run faltered, in February 2011, the index plunged 4.8 percent over the following month and was down 16 percent six months later.

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