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The Biden bounce lasted for about as long as the former vice president can manage a string of coherent, grammatical sentences. Coronavirus cases worldwide have topped 100,000—although Rick Santelli wishes it were more like 330 million.

Maybe we’d be just better off if we gave it to everybody, and then in a month it would be over because the mortality rate of this probably isn’t going to be any different if we did it that way than the long-term picture, but the difference is we’re wreaking havoc on global and domestic economies.

Unrelatedly (we think), Jamie Dimon is in the hospital. So, how are you looking forward to your Friday?

If the 124-year-old blue-chip index DJIA closes lower [today], it will have put together its longest run of Friday losses, seven straight, since the string of eight straight Friday losses that ended July 2006, according to Dow Jones Market Data…. “Fridays have become the scariest day of the week because we know with a high percentage of certainty that there’s going to be more bad news, and we have seen how that manifests in equity valuations,” Art Hogan, chief market strategist at National Securities, told MarketWatch.

Enjoy your weekend!

Dow risks longest Friday losing streak in 14 years as coronavirus has Wall Street dreading weekends [MarketWatch]
Dow soars more than 1,100 points as market rallies off Biden win, UnitedHealth pops 10% [CNBC]
Dow tanks more than 950 points as Wall Street’s roller-coaster week continues [CNBC]
Cases of infection pass 100,000, and W.H.O. calls for wider action [NYT]
CNBC’s Rick Santelli suggests giving everyone coronavirus to spare the economy [MarketWatch]
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon Is Recovering After Emergency Heart Surgery [WSJ]


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