GO
Loading...

2-Years Since the Market Highs

Today marks the 2-year anniversary since the S&P and Dow hit their all-time highs. The Nasdaq hit its high (not an all-time high) a few weeks later. The peaks were the culmination of an five-year bull market that began in at the end of 2002 and picked up steam in early 2003. Coincidentally, the Dow hit its 2002 low this same week in October.

Here is a look at how the indices and the VIX have faired since 10/9/07, including the best and worst performers of each index.

S&P

  • Closed at an all-time high of 1,565.15 on 10/9/07
  • Hit an intraday high of 1,576.09 on 10/11/07
  • In the past two years, the lowest close for the S&P was on 3/9/09 at 676.53, down 888.62 points or 56.8% from its closing high
  • Hit an intraday low of 666.79 on 03/06/09, down 909.30 points or 57.7% from its intraday high
  • From its all-time closing high to-date (as of yesterday's close) the S&P is down 499.67 points or 31.9%
  • Closed up 261 days (52.2%) of the last 506 trading sessions
  • 58 days with moves of 2% or greater in the past two years
  • 30 days with moves of 3% or greater in the past two years
  • Best S&P performer since 10/9/07: Southwestern Energy, up 100% (as of yesterday's close)
  • Worst S&P performer since 10/9/07: American Intl. Group , down 97% (as of yesterday's close)

Dow

  • Closed at an all-time high of 14,164.53 on 10/9/07
  • Hit an intraday high of 14,198.10 on 10/11/07
  • In the past two years, the lowest close for the Dow was on 3/9/09 at 6,547.05, down 7,617.48 points or 53.8% from its closing high
  • Hit an intraday low of 6,469.95 on 03/06/09, down 7,728.15 points or 54.4% from its intraday high
  • From its all-time closing high to-date (as of yesterday's close) the Dow is down 4,377.66 points or 30.9%
  • Closed up 251 days (49.6%) of the last 506 trading sessions
  • 57 days with moves of 2% or greater in the past two years
  • 25 days with moves of 3% or greater in the past two years
  • 134 triple digit days in the past 2 years
  • Best Dow performer since 10/9/07: Walmart, up 10% (as of yesterday's close)
  • Worst Dow performer since 10/9/07: Bank of America, down 67% (as of yesterday's close)

NASDAQ

  • Closed at 2803.91 on 10/9/07
  • Closed at a high of 2859.12 on 10/31/2007
  • Hit an intraday high of 2861.51 on 10/31/2007
  • Hit an intraday low of 1265.52 on 3/9/09, down 1593.6 points and 55.7% from its closing high
  • Up 247 days (51%) of the 489 trading days since its high
  • 144 days with moves of +/- 2% or more since its high
  • 77 days with moves of +/- 3% or more since its high
  • Best Nasdaq 100 performer since 10/9/07: Ross Stores, up 74% (as of yesterday's close)
  • Worst Nasdaq 100 performer since 10/9/07: Electronic Arts, down 66% (as of yesterday's close)

VIX

  • Closed at 16.12 on 10/9/07
  • Crossed above 20 on 10/15/07
  • Crossed above 30 on 11/12/07
  • Crossed above 40 on 9/18/08
  • Closed at a high of 80.86 on 11/20/2008
  • Hit an intraday high of 89.53 on 10/24/2008
  • Hit an intraday low of 15.82 on 5/19/08

Comments? Send them to bythenumbers@cnbc.com