24 Aug 2015 Beacon Flash
Posted at 11:23h in The Friday BriefSince its peak on May 21st, the S&P has fallen by nearly 10%. Stocks were pretty well behaved in the weeks that followed Fed Chair Janet Yellen's May speech in which she warned that interest rates would likely begin rising this year. But China's equity slide last Monday became the catalyst for a more significant US equity slide of 5% for the week ended last Friday. As of this writing, stock averages are down another 3%.