2020s Becoming Most Volatile Period in Modern Stock Market History

It's not your imagination. The 2020s are shaping up to become the most volatile period in modern stock market history.

For proof, here's a visual comparison of the standard deviation of the day-to-day percentage change in the S&P 500 by decade.

S&P 500 Daily Volatility by Decade (through 30 June 2022)

Believe it or not, stock price volatility has settled down somewhat since last year!

References

Yahoo! Finance. S&P 500 Historical Data. [Online Database]. Accessed 22 July 2022.

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