Monday’s wild stock-market ride saw the S&P 500 Index lose more than 10% from its record high and the Russell 2000 approach a bear market before a dramatic late-afternoon reversal that sent all major benchmarks back into the green.
At one point during Monday’s session, $3 trillion in market value was lost before the reversal, which showed that dip buyers still see value in the beaten-up US stocks. The S&P 500 closed up 0.3% after earlier sinking as much as 4%, while the Nasdaq 100 rose 0.5%, erasing a drop that hit 4.9% at the low point.
Still, for analysts such as Morgan Stanley’s Michael Wilson, the stocks retreat has further to go. “We have been monitoring PMIs and earnings revisions breadth for signs the slowdown is bottoming, but it has quite a bit further to go, in our view, and equity markets are not yet priced for it,” he wrote in a note.
Here’s the stock market selloff in four more charts:
Nasdaq 100’s messy kickoff
The tech-heavy benchmark has fallen nearly 12% so far this year amid a broad selloff in tech shares ahead of the Fed’s two-day meeting starting Tuesday.
Russell 2000 capitulates
The small-cap-heavy Russell 2000 Index has been the worst hit in the US as it hosts many of the frothy non-profitable companies that soared during two years of ultra-easy financial conditions. At its low on Monday, the index was down 21% from November highs, on track to enter a bear market, before it rebounded. More than one-fourth of the index’s components had hit 52-week lows on Friday – the highest reading since March 2020.
S&P 500 drop hits 12%
The S&P 500 Index was set to enter a correction after the benchmark fell for a fifth day, extending its drop to 12% from its last record close just three weeks ago. It rebounded late in the session to close higher.
Europe not spared either
European stocks’ 2022 outperformance of their US counterparts has also been fading fast. The benchmark Stoxx 600 Index slumped 3.8%, the worst rout since the peak of the pandemic selloff.
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