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By The Numbers – August 12, 2019

  • THINGS CAN CHANGE QUICKLY – After closing at a record 3026 on Friday 7/26/19, the S&P 500 fell 6.0% in just 6 trading days (through Monday 8/05/19), its largest 6-day drop since 12/24/18 when the stock index fell 9.6%.  Over the 6 trading days through 8/08/11, the index lost 13.4%.  S&P 500 consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity and industry group representation.  It is a market value weighted index with each stock’s weight in the index proportionate to its market value (source: BTN Research).      
  • TRADE WAR FALLOUT – The US stock market had a total capitalization of $32.6 trillion as of 7/31/19, but then lost $1.55 trillion over the next 3 trading days, including $950 billion alone on Monday 8/05/19 (source: Wilshire). 


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