By Steve WatsonBloomberg/GettyImagesBloomberg – 1/25/2020 – 12:20:45The markets are already pricing in a possible global recession, and the economic slowdown in the United States is already causing a number of stocks to suffer major losses.
The markets have already begun to sell stocks as investors start to worry about a potential economic slowdown, according to data released by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
“This is an important market in terms of the potential for an economic downturn,” David Ehrlich, chief market strategist at Wedbush Securities, told CNBC.
“If you have a very serious economic slowdown that can cause stocks to drop significantly, then you can lose money.”
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), which is closely followed by the S&P 500, has already lost about 3% of its value since early February.
The S&P 500 is down about 8% over the same period.
The Nasdaq Composite Index (XOM) is down more than 3%.
The S&O 500 is off by about 0.1% over this period.
The Nasdaq is off about 0% over that time.
The Dow and the S/P 500 are down about 3.2% in 2017.
The Russell 2000 is off a bit over 3%.
For investors, a slowdown in growth could lead to an uptick in volatility, meaning that stocks could drop even further in value.
The S/E ratio is a measure of how risky a stock is.
It measures the number of shares outstanding divided by the number that the stock is trading for.
The lower the number, the more likely it is that a stock will fall.
The higher the number is, the less likely it will fall, and vice versa.
For example, the S+P 500 index is down nearly 13% over last year, but the SSE is up just about 3%.
If stocks continue to fall and if the economic recovery falters, they could become even more volatile.
For instance, a drop in oil prices would put pressure on prices and lead to a significant selloff.
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If the markets continue to rise, it could mean that investors lose money.