Louise Story on "The Big Vol"

“Thirty percent of trading days since the start of 2010 were up or down more than 1 percent at the time of the closing bell. That’s far more than the 20 percent of such jumps in the 1990s. The trend toward greater volatility is more pronounced in larger price moves.”

The below graphic is from Louise Story and Graham Bowley‘s New York Times piece on how 3% and 4% swings in stock prices are becoming more common…

Here’s how our volatility stacks up against that of previous eras:

For the whole article, click over below…

Market Swings Are Becoming New Standard (NYT)




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