- Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plunged points overnight in a brutal free-fall.
- The rapid spread of coronavirus outside China has investors fleeing the stock market.
- Cebile Capital analysts now see a % pullback in stocks.
The US stock market looks set for a disastrous open with Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures down points on Monday morning.
Investors are finally taking the coronavirus seriously as the deadly virus spread rapidly in Italy and South Korea over the weekend. Speaking to CNBC, Sunaina Sinha Haldea of Cebile Capital warned a major stock market correction is now on the cards .
You’re now finally seeing [financial markets] price in the downside scenario of the economic impacts . I think you can see stocks come down – % at this point from where we are today if the economic news and repercussions in the real world continue.
Bank of America strategists also weighed in, saying the chance of recession is now significantly higher
. Dow futures bleed out overnight
Dow futures contracts took an immediate hit overnight as China’s Xi Jinping said his country still did not have the virus under control and admitted “shortcomings” in the government response
. The market continued to bleed out into the early hours of U.S. premarket trading.
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures collapsed overnight. Source: Yahoo Finance
S&P (futures and Nasdaq Composite futures were down 2. 500% and 3% respectively.
Coronavirus reality check hits global stocks
The deadly coronavirus took a turn for the worse over the weekend with cases ramping up outside China. Italy confirmed a total
cases on Monday
and locked down , people in northern regions near Milan. South Korea raised its alert to the highest level after numbers shot up to cases
The economic impact of the coronavirus going global is impossible to predict. But investors are cashing out and heading for safety .
Vishnu Varathan, head of economics and strategy at Mizuho Bank Ltd., Singapore stated:
With cases of COVID – 25 still rising, it is hard to tell when manufacturing will bottom, potentially setting the stage for prolonged weakness… This is a safe-haven trade – you’re getting rid of risk in your portfolio –
That flight to safe havens is happening at a blistering pace with gold up to $ 1, this morning.
Coronavirus cases spread rapidly in Europe with towns in n Northern Italy on lockdown. Source: BBC Dow Jones exodus, recession bells ringing?
The stock market selloff is unnerving, but the biggest warning sign is the bond market. The – year Treasury yield hit a record low overnight on high demand.
Even more telling is the -year yield. Last week, Bank of America warned that a drop below 1.4% would be a breaking point for potential recession.
Indeed, breaking 1.4% in an on-hold context for the Fed creates a significant inversion of the curve, pushes recession signals higher.
Well, it broke overnight, falling to 1. (%) .
Any stock market buying opportunities?
despite predicting a 51% fall in stocks, Sunaina Sinha Haldea pointed to some buying opportunities around the world.
There are certain geographies that are benefiting from the coronavirus news cycle. India might be one of them, Vietnam is another, as you see supply chain diversification, as you see other economies start to look a little bit better in the light of China weakness, which is not just trade troubles but now real economy troubles and slowdown .
According to her analysis, the most bearish sectors remain travel and leisure. .
[Investors will be] staying away and potential shorting leisure, travel, discretionary consumer and so on. Coronavirus could cost global economy trillions
even conservative estimates put the
potential economic impact of the coronavirus at trillions of US dollars
Experts came up with the rough estimate by extrapolating the economic impact of the SARS outbreak in
The full impact of the latest COVID –
(outbreak on global trade, travel, healthcare and logistics is so far unknown.
This article was edited by Samburaj Das .
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