More than a quarter of S&P 500 stocks are trailing by double-digits

On Wednesday that the Cumulative Advance/Decline Line has broken out to a new high. The stocks-only line, however, is still lagging.

As noted by The Daily Shot, the percentage of stocks trailing the index by more than 10% has spiked. While we have different data sources and likely a different methodology, we can see that this is the case.

Percentage of S&P 500 stocks underperforming index

The chart shows the percentage of stocks within the S&P 500 that are trailing the index's returns by 10% or more over the past 13 weeks. It's not unusual to see this figure jump during bear markets, which it did during the pandemic, but it is relatively unusual to see so many stocks continue to lag the index by so much when the index has climbed close to its prior highs.

Since 1999, when the S&P 500 was relatively close to a 52-week high but more than a quarter of its stocks were trailing the index by double-digits, forward returns over the shorter-term were poor.

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The post titled More than a quarter of S&P 500 stocks are trailing by double-digits was originally published as on on 2020-07-24.

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