This was the fastest 30% sell-off ever, exceeding the pace of declines during the Great Depression
That’s all it took for the S&P 500 to fall 30% from its record high, the fastest drop of this magnitude in history.
The second, third and fourth quickest 30% pullbacks all occurred during the Great Depression era in 1934, 1931 and 1929, respectively, according to data from Bank of America Securities.
“This is not good company for 2020,” Stephen Suttmeier, a technical research strategist at the bank, said in a note Monday. “The 2020 correction continues to make history, having already claimed the title as the third fastest end to a bull market going back to 1928.”
The S&P 500 tanked nearly 15% last week alone, pushing the benchmark 32% below its all-time high reached on Feb.19. Investors continued to dump equities at a rapid pace as they feared that the economic fallout from the coronavirus outpaced the actions from global central banks and …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]