15 Aug 2003 The Bond Market Believes
Posted at 16:19h in The Friday BriefStock investors earnestly began to believe that the U.S. economy was in recovery on March 12th. Microsoft and Intel were among the volume leaders that day as major headlines read “U.S. stock indexes have biggest gains in five months.” Sparking the rally were comments from the administration indicating that it would extend diplomatic efforts to disarmIraq, effectively delaying the war. In the following days many analysts characterized the good market action as a short-term reaction to news war delay, but time has shown know that investors were looking at the larger picture and anticipating economic recovery beyond the war.