Intraday Market Thoughts

Archived IMT (2010.02.23)

by Ashraf Laidi
Feb 23, 2010 13:57

3-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Pre-Crash Correction: February 27 (marks the 3-year anniversary of the 1st correction in global bourses, which wiped out nearly $600 billion in market value, triggered by fears of higher transaction taxes in China, an expected plunge in US durable orders and preliminary fears of US subprime debt. The Shanghai Composite plunged 10%, NASDAQ fell 4% and DJIA dropped 3%. While the global patient has shown marked signs of improvement, it remains highly vulnerable to multiple sources of contagion (Eurozone fiscal woes, Chinese tightening, rating concerns in Gulf & pace of liquidity reduction by Fed).


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