Episode 243: Daily Covid and Markets Podcast - Thursday, April 30
After the big move up the last two days, we closed the extraordinary month of April with a down-300 point day.
Weekly jobless claims came in at 3.8 million, bringing the aggregate new unemployment claims since the COVID crisis began to ~30 million.
Oil prices for the June contract were up ~$4 today (+25%), and are up ~$8 since Monday.
April ends up being the biggest month up in the stock market since January 1987 (+11.1% for the Dow and +12.7% for the S&P).