Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Extreme Behavior Is on Display Everywhere in the Stock Market

  • Rare readings emerge in options trading, valuations, volume
  • After 32% S&P 500 rally, investors contemplate what comes next
Bloomberg business news
WEF Sees Risk That Global Downturn Becomes a Prolonged Recession

It took 33 days for stocks to drop 34%, and three weeks to gain half of it back. Whiplashed investors have been thankful for a dose of calm, but signs are emerging the lull may not last.

The clues are evident across options markets, in surging share volume and in widening daily price swings, among other places. Frantic positioning and extreme readings in market internals show that while the S&P 500 has been nestled in a trading range for four weeks, investors remain anything but settled.