Third Year of an Election Cycle: Volatility Returns to the Market

    by James B. Cloonan

    Third Year Of An Election Cycle: Volatility Returns To The Market Splash image

    Volatility has certainly returned this year.

    The Shadow Stock Portfolio has seen everywhere from a gain of 15% to a gain of only 2% over the past few months. It is now up by 7.5% for the year, compared to 5.1% for the S&P 500 (as represented by the Vanguard 500 Index fund). The complete data is shown in Figure 1.

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