General Motors And Ford Get Double Downgrades From Wells Fargo

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General Motors And Ford Get Double Downgrades From Wells Fargo
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In his Daily Market Notes report to investors, while commenting on General Motors and Ford, Louis Navellier wrote:

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Testing S&P Correction

Official S&P correction is being tested, but bounces back.

The S&P 500 Index has broken below 3,900 this morning and is approaching the 20% drop from the high. The mega-techs continue to sell down with Apple symbolically no longer the most valuable public company in the world as Saudi Aramco is now worth more.

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Q1 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more

It feels like we may have hit a near-term bottom as stocks gapped down on the open and have rallied back strongly, heading to green. Crypto currency had an awful night with Bitcoin hitting a 16-month low as the disruption of the failure of stablecoins has caused a turmoil. 

PPI was reported before the opening and like yesterday's CPI, it was higher than forecast but still slightly less than the March numbers.

Counterintuitively, despite the high inflation numbers, U.S. interest rates continue to fall, still miles away from underlying inflation expectations, likely reflecting the growing concerns regarding stagflation of a global economic slowdown.

Double Downgrade

This morning, Wells Fargo issued a "double downgrade" on General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Ford (NYSE:F), forecasting that 2022 may be the peak earnings for traditional automakers as they transition into electric vehicles.

Disney (NYSE:DIS) reported last night and initially rose on strong park trends and good growth on their streaming service but then pulled back on comments about challenging growth trends ahead.

High P/E Under Pressure

High multiples continue to be under pressure and the VIX has risen as stock bounced off the initial morning lows as investors took advantage to buy additional put protection.

The strategy remains the same: buy quality on the dip, and sell vulnerable names on rallys.

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One of Wall Street's renowned growth investors, Louis Navellier is the editor of four investing newsletters: Blue Chip Growth, Emerging Growth (formerly known as MPT Review), Quantum Growth and Global Growth. His longest-running publication, Emerging Growth has a track record of beating the market nearly 3-to-1. Navellier is the author of a BusinessWeek best seller, "The Little Book That Makes You Rich", and the Chairman and Founder of Navellier & Associates, Inc.
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