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RIP, Stock Market Volatility (2007-2012)

Alex Dumortier, CFA
February 15, 2013

Stocks were down on Friday, with the S&P 500 (INDEX: ^GSPC) losing 0.1%, while the narrower, price-weighted Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI) gained less than 0.1%. However, the S&P 500 gained 0.1%, for its seventh consecutive weekly gain. The last seven-week streak occurred a little over two years ago, between December 2010 and January 2011.

Reflecting the positive result for the week, the VIX Index (INDEX: ^VIX), Wall Street's fear ga