Another busy week of earnings, US equities got off to a solid start.
Earnings aside, expectations that new stimulus will heat the US economy have sparked optimism. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said President Joe Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion bailout plan Restore full employment By next year.
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It rose to 1.20%.
The frenzy seems to have cooled after a 78% drop in the share of a significantly short-circuited video game retailer last week and a 1,737% surge in the last three weeks.
In us Today’s call, Deutsche Bank
Strategists said the most deficient stocks have actually outperformed since March last year, long before Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum users aimed.
They said short stocks usually work well in a wide range of market rallies, but the size of the current rallies is “off the chart”.
Since the bottom of the market in March, the shortest stocks (defined as the top 10% of short interests as a percentage of market capitalization) have risen 245%, above the Russell 3000 index.
147 percentage points.
Led by chief strategist Binky Chadha, they said half of their outperformance happened before the November US elections and positive vaccine development.
They said outperformance could not be explained by a wide range of markets or “all recovery” and was not entirely due to the retail buying trend that has been accelerating outperformance since November.
“Even though the economic recovery has improved the outlook for these companies, the fact that short-term exposures continue to focus on low-margin and slow-growing equities, especially in pandemic-affected industries. It reflects, “they said.
Despite the beginning of the recovery, they pointed out that the shorts still focused primarily on the pandemic-affected industries, adding that there was strong skepticism about the recovery. “In our view, nine months after the end of the shortest recession, the consensus is persistently lagging behind the actual improvement in macro data.”
They also said that despite the third consecutive quarterly beat of S & P 500 companies’ “huge” record earnings, the 2021 consensus was slightly higher, well below their own forecasts. ..
Three major US benchmark indexes
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Stocks that were significantly shorted began to rise “off the chart” long before GameStop’s frenzy, according to Deutsche Bank.
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B21005575-02D4-D4B5-4572-D26BAD28D9F8%7D&siteid=rss&rss=1 Stocks that were significantly shorted began to rise “off the chart” long before GameStop’s frenzy, according to Deutsche Bank.