Thursday, May 6, 2010

Well, That Was Interesting

This post was timely!

Following a tough two days, we momentarily saw a complete meltdown as liquidity completely disappeared from the market (due to potential computer errors?). The below ETFs broke away from their respective benchmarks at times, but the chart below provides a sense into just how disorderly the sell-off was at times (daily peformance in red, how far things sold-off in yellow).

Update: want some insight into what happened today? I think this covers it.

Source: Yahoo Finance