Episode 249: Daily Covid and Markets Podcast - Monday, May 11
The S&P was flat today, the Nasdaq was up, and the Dow was down 100 points, so let’s call it a flat day overall. We will cover our normal categories and take a few detours as well as we launch another market week in the midst of this COVID pandemic …
As for health data, the 1.5% case growth over the weekend is what we have been waiting for – the smallest case growth in the U.S. since all of this began. And all analysis indicates we will see new cases and case growth % really decline from here. If the new cases had declined with a substantially lower weekend testing number that would be less noteworthy, but the testing stayed quite elevated all weekend. The positive ratio to total tests was just 7.8% yesterday, and our trend level for total tests is right around 300,000 per day now.