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Thu Mar 5, 2020, 11:33 AM

Stocks slide in US, Europe as virus worries dominate again

Source: Associated Press

By STAN CHOE 6 minutes ago


NEW YORK (AP) — And back down goes the U.S. stock market.

The S&P 500 sank more than 2% in early trading Thursday as the market swung back to fear about the effects of a fast-spreading virus in its latest yo-yo move. Just a day earlier, the index had soared 4.2%, in part on hopes that more aggressive moves by governments and central banks around the world could help contain the economic fallout.

Get used to such vicious swings, which will likely keep going as long as the number of new infections continues to accelerate, many analysts and professional investors say. The S&P 500 has had four straight days where it has lurched by at least 2% in either direction, something that hasn’t happened since since 2011.

In China, where the number of new infections has been slowing drastically, Shanghai-traded stocks have rallied nearly 12% since hitting a bottom on Feb. 3. They’re just 1.6% away from wiping out the last of the losses they’ve sustained since the new virus began to spread late last year.

Factories in China are gradually reopening, and a return to a sense of normal life may even be on the horizon following swift and severe actions by the government to corral the virus.

Read more: https://apnews.com/67a5f1559c0c052ea43a9f775204b596

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 11:47 AM

1. No upside until CoVID-19 is under control

Impact on earnings of most companies very uncertain. Indexes could slide 1-3% weekly.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 11:53 AM

2. Just imagine what they will look like in six months, its down now around 700 points

and then the cost of starting backup, all of the infrastructure that is now in place and has been idle.................amazing

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 11:58 AM

3. I watch 4 or 5 daily review guru videos each night

One of them said something about Dow 21,600 over the next couple months as a target, lots of caveats of course.

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Thu Mar 5, 2020, 12:01 PM

4. I believe it..........................its like everyone is on a wing and so called prayer...........

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