Ritholtz: Day-to-Day Market Moves Just "Noise"

Barry Ritholtz of FusionIQ and The Big Picture blog says investors shouldn’t worry about the stock market’s big decline on the day after Election Day. “The day-to-day action is noise,” Ritholtz tells Bloomberg, adding that he thinks the tumble was a Wall Street “hissy-fit” about President Obama’s re-election. Ritholtz also says he’s more concerned with an “earnings cliff” than a “fiscal cliff”. And he says that people have become too concerned with preventing a new recession. It’s “not the worst thing in the world if we have a normal cyclical recession — they happen on a regular basis,” he says. Trying to avoid these natural parts of the economic cycle has led to very bad longer-term policy decisions, he contends.