Did Internet cause steep drop in stocks? Yes!

United States
February 27, 2007 10:09pm CST
Figure it out. It's not hard. Chinese stocks cracked badly to open the day, and since Asian time is 12-14 hours ahead of the United States, markets in India, Europe and finally the United States were for sure going to take a significant hit after all the panicked news that spread into global cyberspace like bird flu! But 416 points off the Dow? That was unexpected here. And as I am writing this discussion, the Japanese markets have plunged for a second straight day. This time around, the big boys on Wall Street will devise some sort of fallback strategy, but with the millions of day traders out there, stock prices are distorted. Many day traders sold short after hearing of the Chinese collapse on the Internet and likely a bunch of day traders already have their short sales in the pipeline for later Tuesday. Now this: If prices stabilize, or of the Dow shoots up at least half of what it lost today (say, 200 points), it will be a day-trader's dream. Day traders want wildly fluctuating markets so they can take advantage of the swings. "Normal" stock buyers don't, and lose. Anyway, happy investing!
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
28 Feb 07
Oh yes it sure did all the markets dropped dramatically, what a big shock to nearly the whole world. Yes you had best watch those stock investing drops but I do think that they will have a quick turn around, hopefully for the new markets.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
The key: Just don't sell in a panic. Keep everything and it will recover in time. That has been the history of these kinds of markets.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Feb 07
It is so funny, I just sold my stocks few days ago. Stock market is very similar to currency exchange. The final stop is in New York.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
I actually cashed out one of my stock accounts recently. It was small but would have been nothing had I held on until today.