S&P 500 Records Come on Low Volume in Bull Market Trend: Chart

Investors Pile on Bullish Bets...But Have Stocks Peaked?

The least-loved bull market in history is still getting a cold shoulder from investors. The S&P 500 Index churned to its eighth all-time high in the past month on Friday, with trading volume on record closes 15 percent lower than the average on days when the index advances and 18 percent below the average on down days. While daily volume in 2016 is on track for the highest in five years, two of the latest records came on the fourth and fifth slowest days of 2016.