Why Are Stocks Down Today?

May 20, 2023

By Shrey Dua, InvestorPlace Asst News Writer with quote from Eric Kuby

Stocks are sliding on paused debt ceiling negotiations

According to Eric Kuby, Chief Investment Officer at North Star Investment Management, the nature of today’s stock slump may show that things aren’t quite as bleak as the headlines suggest. Kuby told InvestorPlace:

“The market’s relatively shallow selloff in response to the suspension of debt ceiling conversations suggests investors believe these actions are more theater than a substantive threat to catastrophic default.”

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