Yesterday, after the “emergency” interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, the US stock market trended down to close -2.8%.
Top news headlines looked like this:
They were rather alarming, the largest since the financial crisis, and “emergency cut” and “to combat virus fear.”
What if much of the selling pressure in the stock market has been more by “Fear the Bern” more than coronavirus? Stock index futures are up about as much as they fell yesterday after Joe Biden beat Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday.
Prior to last night, Sanders appeared highly likely to secure the nomination; the odds plunged from 65% to 16% now.
You may consider the possibility large stock market investors were more concerned about the recent Bernie Sanders lead over Joe Biden than coronavirus.
Feeling the Bern of socialism may have been even scarier.
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