The 1.55% gain opening day marked the 29th time that the year’s opening day changed at least a 1% (17 up at least 1%, 20.2%, and 12 down at least 1%, 14.3%) in the last 84 years (since 1929, including today), a 34.5% rate. The high 34.5% rate compares to the 23.9% historical rate of 1% […]
Howard Silverblatt is senior index analyst for S&P Indices. In addition to general market research and commentary, Howard is responsible for the statistical analysis of Standard & Poor’s family of U.S. Indices, including the world’s most followed stock market index, the S&P 500®.
Howard has been with Standard & Poor’s since 1977, and has held various analytic, business development, and product positions. He joined S&P Indices in 1983 as an editor, and has since received numerous corporate and industry awards, most notably for his work on the creation and development of Standard & Poor’s core earnings and Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®). Howard is widely quoted in top tier news publications around the world, providing in-depth analysis and information on a myriad of topics impacting the investment industry.Howard graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from Syracuse University.