US stock sell-off deepens as S&P & NASDAQ falls
The brutal market sell-off resumed on Monday, with all three main indices finishing down starting the week. The S&P 500 fell below 4,000 for the first time since April 2021, while the tech-heavy NASDAQ fell more than 4%. The Cboe Volatility Index, or stock market fear measure, rose to 34.66 on Monday. Stocks fell even as the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to around 3.04 percent, down from 3.1 percent on Friday, as investors sought to avoid the carnage in markets.
So far in 2022, there has been nowhere to hide in markets as equities, bonds, and cryptocurrency have all been crushed, and stocks and bonds are seeing a simultaneous correction for the first time in over 50 years. “Investors, in my opinion, have become too gloomy about the future for the US economy and stock market,” experienced stock market bull Edward Yardeni told the Financial Times on Monday. “I can’t remember such stock bearishness in a long time.”
According to Morgan Stanley analysts in a Monday report, retail traders have now lost all of the money they made during the outbreak. Twitter’s shares dropped on Monday. In the absence of Elon Musk’s takeover attempt, the company’s expected price, according to short seller Hindenburg Research, would be 37% lower. According to the experts, Tesla’s CEO has complete control over the sale and might revise his offer.
According to Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs is planning to discontinue working with most SPACs owing to liability concerns and increased regulation in the market. However, if the SEC relaxes its SPAC supervision standards, the investment bank may reconsider. Lumber prices fell to their lowest level of the year on Monday, as the highest mortgage rates in 13 years weighed on home demand.
Overseas, China’s yuan fell to an 18-month low versus the dollar, as Beijing’s Covid restrictions weighed on the economy and US bond rates remained high. Meanwhile, the three most valuable cryptocurrencies by market capitalization – bitcoin, ether, and solana – all fell on Monday. Coinbase and Silvergate Capital stock dropped in tandem with the overall token selloff. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 6.7 percent to $102.39 a barrel. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, fell 6.4% to $105.20 per barrel. Gold fell 1.53 percent to $1,853.20 per ounce. The 10-year Treasury yield fell 8.4 basis points to 3.04 percent.