The COVID-19 and Markets site is intended to house a daily missive from David Bahnsen, Chief Investment Officer at The Bahnsen Group. While the weekly Dividend Cafe has served as macro-commentary for many years covering a wide array of topics and principles and best practices for investors, this COVID and Markets site will specifically focus on daily nuggets around the health data, market realities, policy developments, and economic ramifications of this coronavirus era. The intention is for this site and daily endeavor to cease when we are on the other side of all this, and quite frankly, the hope and prayer is that that moment come sooner than later.
The market dropped 200 points today, most coming in the last hour. On the health front, we had our second consecutive day with reduced week-over-week cases.
The Dow was down 350 points today (1.3%). Big tech companies were down 3-5%. As the new case curve peaks, disparate results by state challenges analysis.
The market was up 165 points. The rolling average for COVID deaths has stayed relatively flat despite the increase in new cases of the last eight weeks.
David is a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business and is a regular contributor to National Review and Forbes. David serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute and is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County.
He is the author of the books, Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It (Post Hill Press), The Case for Dividend Growth: Investing in a Post-Crisis World (Post Hill Press) and his latest, Elizabeth Warren: How Her Presidency Would Destroy the Middle Class and the American Dream (2020).
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