S&P 500 Total Return and Maximum Pullback

S&P 500 Total Return and Maximum Pullback This year, the S&P 500’s pullback (from peak to trough) of 6.8% is one of the smallest pullbacks in recent history. Image: Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial LLC

S&P 500 5% Pullbacks per Year

S&P 500 5% Pullbacks per Year Since 1990, the average number of 5% pullbacks in the S&P 500 Index per year is 3.3. Currently, 2019 has two pullbacks of 5%. Image: LPL Financial LLC

S&P 500 Largest Pullbacks in the First Five Months of Each Year

S&P 500 Largest Pullbacks in the First Five Months of Each Year Over the last 50 years, the S&P 500 has performed the first five months of the year without a decline of at least a 2.5% pullback only once in 1995. The US stock market experiences a pullback every year. Even if the S&P…

S&P 500 Intra-Year Declines vs. Calendar Year Returns

S&P 500 Intra-Year Declines vs. Calendar Year Returns The US stock market experiences a pullback every year. Even if the S&P 500 hits all-time high after 6 months without a record high, keep in mind that it won’t be any different this year.