The New York Stock Exchange closed Monday's session with resounding and widespread falls, which placed several of the benchmark indices in bear markets or, as they are called in the US, 'bear market' ('bear market' ). The S-Index
The markets had the weekend to digest the worrying inflation data that was known on Friday -prices grew by 8.6% in May, the highest rate in forty years, without showing signs of letting up- and they started the week with concern about the measures that the Federal Reserve is going to be forced to take this year.
The monetary authority has already approved two rate hikes so far this year to put an end to the unbridled evolution of prices. It did so at its meetings in March - the first time it had raised rates since the end of 2018 - and in May, when it did so by half a point, the largest increase since 2000.
The bear market is one in which the indicator in question is below 20% of its historical peak. It happened in Monday's session with the S
The stock market crash left almost no one unscathed. Among the main losers were also several technology companies, a sector that had exploded during the pandemic: Apple fell 3.8%, while Amazon fell 5.5%, Meta (the parent company of Facebook) fell 6 .4% and Tesla, the electric car giant led by Elon Musk, sank 7.1%.
Even the energy sector, the only one of the eleven sectors that make up S
The stock market collapse was accompanied by a pronouncement in the fall of cryptocurrencies: the most important, Bitcoin, accumulated a drop in the last 24 hours of about 15% at the end of the session, according to CoinDesk, and Ethereum registered a similar collapse. Since its peak last November, Bitcoin's dollar exchange rate has fallen by more than 65%.