Instant View: Wall Street backslides on economic gloom, uptick in virus cases

Instant View: Wall Street backslides on economic gloom, uptick in virus cases

Reuters – June 12, 2020


Excerpt below:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street indexes nosedived on Thursday, on track for their worst days since early in the coronavirus pandemic as investors reassessed a stocks resurgence after the Fed issued a gloomy growth forecast and infections showed signs of upswing.


“Everything changed with COVID fear. It provides nerve-wracking violent moves which can induce more fear or provide trading opportunities depending on the investor and their capability and discipline. I haven’t deployed any cash in this selloff yet. That could change at any time. I raised cash into the rally. At this point I wish I’d raised more. I sold stocks and raised cash.

“It is a combination of unknown economics and a very sobering and accurate assessment by the Fed and Powell and a fear of a second wave, which is a realistic and genuine fear.

“Do we have a 5-8pct correction within a bull market that started with the bottom on March 23? Yes (we) might. Does the decline get more serious? It might. I don’t think I can guess which it is. That’s why I haven’t committed any cash. I don’t want to catch a falling knife.”

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