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Goldman, Bernstein Strategists Say Stocks Rally Set to Fade

  • Stocks risk a fresh selloff on poor macro data, Goldman says
  • Bernstein says still early in the earnings downgrade cycle
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The recent brisk rebound in equity markets won’t last as macroeconomic data continue to deteriorate and earnings forecasts are being slashed, strategists at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Sanford C. Bernstein warn.

“Without clear signs of a positive shift in macro momentum, temporary re-risking could actually increase risks of another leg lower in the market rather than signal the end of the bear market,” Goldman strategists led by Cecilia Mariotti wrote in a note dated Aug. 4.