Is the market on vacation?

No action in the market lately. Should we enjoy the silence?

By Kim Peterson Dec 8, 2009 2:03PM
After a year of bonkers behavior, the market has suddenly gone quiet.

In the last 20 trading days, the difference between the closing high and closing low in the S&P 500 has been only 2.15%, the Bespoke Investment Group reports.

This is the smallest spread since February of 2007, according to BIG.

What a difference from October, when the same 20-day spread rocketed up to 40%, BIG says.

"We're definitely ending the year on a much different note than the way it started," write the BIG authors.

And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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