From the desk of Willie Delwiche.
The S&P 500 fell 1.5% on Monday and rebounded with a 1.5% gain on Tuesday. These were the 31st and 32nd daily moves of 1% or more so far in 2021. At this point last year, we had experienced 72 daily swings of 1% or more, the most we had seen by July in at least two decades. While 2021 has been a drop off from last year’s torrid pace, it’s nothing compared to what was seen in 2017 (which had just 4 moves of 1% in either direction at this point, and finished the year with just 8). What is amazing about 2021 is how closely it has matched the median experience of the past 20+ years. So far this has been a year that is remarkable in its unremarkableness.