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Stocks fell on Friday as some of the most popular technology shares were under pressure once again, while a steep drop in oil prices also weighed on equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped The Nasdaq Composite dipped 0. The Nasdaq had its worst Black Friday since For the week, the major indexes all dropped more than 3 percent.
They also had their biggest loss for a Thanksgiving week since Apple, which has fallen more than 25 percent since hitting an all-time high earlier this year, dropped 2. Friday's session ended early after the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, when U. Stocks were also under pressure on Friday as crude oil prices plunged.
That's a bad sign," said Cardillo.
Crude's decline comes at a time when U. The two countries have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars worth of each other's goods as the Trump administration takes on a protectionist stance on trade. The Shanghai Composite dropped 2. Shares of Lands' End and Etsy rose 5 percent and 2.
Overstock, which is also in the XRT, surged more than 23 percent after its CEO said the company would sell its retail business to focus on crypto.
So what to make of the slide in tech stocks and stocks in general? The stock market plunge does not indicate a recession on the horizon: Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist at Goldman, expects the U.
Equity markets are selling off for several reasons, he said, citing global trade worries, fears of weak profit growth in the next few years and rising interest rates. Oppenheimer said he expects support for equity markets, arguing that stock returns compared to economic growth expectations suggest there may have already been an overshoot on the downside in the market.
Oppenheimer remains upbeat on the US economy and stocks, his colleague at Goldman, David Kostin, is a lot more cautious.
Raise cash, get defensive and look out below if more tariffs happen: Goldman Sachs is not feeling very bullish about stocks inaccording to its official outlook report to clients out this week.
Here are some of the investment bank's predictions for next year: Households, mutual funds and pension funds should raise cash: Goldman raised utilities sector to "overweight" in the report.
Stocks return 7 percent, T-bills return 3 percent and Treasurys return 1 percent in But the market could be in for big trouble from tariffs: Goldman generally believes the bull market will continue inbut it could get choppier as the year continues and investors begin to worry about a recession in Perhaps more important, the prospective risk-adjusted return to equities will be less than one-half the long-term average and cash will represent a competitive asset class to stocks for the first time in many years.
The market slid again Tuesday as investors continued to dump their technology stock winners. An earnings miss from retailer Target also added to the negative sentiment. Too much in stock market Most investors households, mutual funds, pension funds and foreign entities are too overweight stocks and need to raise cash, Goldman said.
The bank also likes communication services, saying both sectors have high profit margins that could be sustainable in a tougher economic environment.
But Goldman is especially bullish utilities, raising the sector to overweight. As far as Goldman's "quality stock" recommendations, looking at the 5-year weekly charts, I like the breakout in Pepsico, Dollar Tree looks like it's bottoming and might bounce back and BlackRock which got whacked the most is basically a bet on the stock market click on images: Last week, I discussed shares of Apple AAPL when I went over top funds' Q3 activity and said even though I prefer this company over Facebook, its share price needs to hold its week moving average or else it's headed lower.
And the week didn't hold click on image: I doubt it but who really knows? Selloffs tend to be self-fulfilling and stock prices swing and overshoot on the upside and downside so there is a big risk that Apple's share price heads lower before recovering and there are a lot of factors at play here.
There is a general malaise about tech shares XLK which have been pummeled and are at risk of sliding lower here if they don't hold these levels click on image: More importantly, credit spreads blew up this week, sending high yield bond prices HYG lower and they too are at a critical level click on image: By the looks of it, the bear market has arrived, but not everyone is convinced.
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