On Wednesday, the wall street main indexes ended the day with a weaker approach on stocks, Nasdaq composite has hit its lowest ever since November 2021. In the current bear market which began last November, The Nasdaq composited ended at 10,213, the last time Nasdaq dropped this low was at 10,321 in July 2020.
As per the reports from S&P 500, during this year the Nasdaq composite has witnessed 75 highs and 421 lows. Amid high-interest rates Nasdaq investors dumped its growth stocks as it fell by 33%
The investors and analysts are hooked up with the economic data. The concern of growing covid cases in china, the global market is experiencing inflation. It is believed that the global market will head for a recession in the coming year unless a secret Santa comes to the rescue.
Investors Worry About A Comparable Covid Spread
Usually, during Christmas, the market and economic growth are driven by sparked economic factors but the re-emergence of covid, further geopolitical tensions, and higher rates by the federal policy have restricted the market to skyrocket, according to the chief executive of AXS investments Greg Bassuk. He added that instead of Santa, The Grinch showed up this year.
The investors fear an equivalent spread of COVID as it did in an earlier period because of the relaxations of covid restrictions in China, the Chinese government announced on Monday that they will open up the restrictions, by relieving mandatory quarantine for incoming visitors, starting from January 8. The country’s reopening efforts will further affect other countries in the world no doubt.
The current market has slashed the value of giants. All of the top S&P top 500 sector indexes have dropped. Energy stocks were the biggest losers due to the news of Russia’s effort to ban the sale of oil to the countries participating in the G7 summit to cap the oil prices from February 1.
Further, oil production has halted due to freezing temperatures in refiners in both North Dakota and Texas. Oil prices further dipped down 2% over china’s demand weighed on the oil prices.
The federal reserve has further bolstered smaller interest rates in the hope of easing the pressures in the market, in response to this American economy is worried that higher federal rates could stay for longer.
At the current rate, markets are now pricing at 69% of a 25 basis points rate hike and the rates could increase by 4.94% in the fast of the next year.
The tech giants Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, and Amazon dropped between 1.5% and 3.1%, as the U.S. treasury yield recovered from a 3.8% fall. Tesla stocks gained 3.3% in its jerky trade, after hitting the lowest level in more than two years. This year the shares of Tesla have lost 69% of their value, resulting in Elon musk losing $400 billion worth of how wealth in this financial year.
Some of the major companies such as The Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq are headed toward their worst year since the global recession back in 2008. According to the chief investment strategist at CFRA research, investors have been expecting another recession in the coming fiscal year and the severity of the recession remains in doubt.
However, as the market closed on Saturday, some of the major averages have climbed to show positive closing by the end of the year. The Dow Jones industrial rose by 1.05%, The S&P climbed by 1.75%, and the Nasdaq composite gained by 2.59% making its share price 10,478 on Thursday. It’s still unpredictable how the market will behave for the next two days. Investors and analysts expect a good closing by the end of the year.