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4 Questions for the Selloff: Why Have Stocks Dropped to the March Lows, What’s Holding Up Best, What Makes This Stop, and How Bad Can It Get?

April 27, 2022

Yesterday, the Nasdaq closed at fresh YTD lows and the S&P 500 closed essentially on YTD lows, as the selling over the last several trading days has been intense. Given this steep decline and the fact that the S&P 500 is teetering on important support, I wanted to step back and clearly explain: (1) Why stocks have dropped so sharply in less than a week, (2) What’s holding up best through this rout, (3) What makes this stop and (4) How bad it could get.

Why Have Stocks Dropped to YTD Lows? The S&P 500 has declined 7% in just five trading days, and if there is a singular reason “why,”...


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