First, the change can be explained by higher interest rates and higher commodity prices. This is stoking demand for “cyclical” companies like industrials and financials that benefit from more gross domestic product. Many of these companies struggled before the crisis and are now being rediscovered for the first time in years.
The Nasdaq-100 fell 3.1 percent between Friday, August 28, and Friday, September 4. The SPDR Technology ETF (XLK) declined 4.1 percent. Both were the biggest weekly drops since the coronavirus selloff reached a climax in mid-March.
China has their own Google, even their own internet. So, Alibaba figured they should have their own holiday too. They dubbed it Single’s Day, a festive occasion to celebrate yourself by buying nice things … for yourself. In Chinese, the direct translation for Single’s Day is ‘bare sticks’. It refers to unmarried men who in China are sometimes described as ‘bare branches’ because they’re not adding any branches to the family tree.
When tech stocks led the US share market to a drop of around 10% in October, one sector held up much better than the others: Utilities.
The last two sessions have brought a sudden flow of positive news. So far, it seems to be shifting sentiment away from trade wars and currency crises to optimism and value hunting. We’re seeing that in the euro (@EC) and emerging markets.
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