Accuracy in Media

Last week, Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs wrote about on a big jump in Pfizer futures, citing the election of Joe Biden rather than the news that Pfizer’s vaccine was found to be 90 percent effective.

Jacobs, who is senior White House reporter for Bloomberg, failed to note that markets had already accounted for the election – +300 points following the election, as compared to +1100 following the vaccine news. Meanwhile – also likely a result of the vaccine news – stock fell for companies that have thrived during the pandemic, including UPS, Peloton and Amazon.


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