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These 8 threats to the stock market’s eerie calm should make you worried

While the political world has been in a state of panic since Donald Trump’s election, the stock market has experienced the exact opposite. Investors have been remarkably calm — almost weirdly so. Until recently, virtually every trading day this year has brought smallish market moves of less than a percentage point. It’s gotten downright boring.

“We haven’t had a 5% correction in the last 250 days or so,” says Baird investment strategist William Delwiche, reflecting the longest patch of this kind of calm since the mid 1990s. This year’s first-half peak-to-trough move in the S&P 500 SPX, +0.64% was the smallest since 1995 and the second-smallest on record, he says.

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