Yep, da market go down, da market go up. For various reasons or no reason at all.That was yesterday,
Today the markets are up again, the DOW + 1.76% at the moment.
You can expect the markets to remain choppy in the near future, some steps ahead some back.
It seems obvious to you how covid is affecting all of us in many ways, and will continue to do so for a while.
Your idea to forget about covid and open everything up without control, vaccinations or restrictions will only introduce more uncertainty and losses.
Global heard immunity is a long way off.
The suffering in developing countries and India with millions dead is obvious and will effect the whole world economy.
The question is, will countries allow air arrivals from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Brazil to name just a few?
Covid has increased shipping and production costs including food, all of which is passed on to consumers.
Consider buying stocks in companies that can pass those increases on to consumers.
Just kidding, I know you are gainfully retired in Paradise.
My point is this about curfews in the DR: Unless the DR is actually going to force people to be vaccinated there is NO WAY numbers will hit the magical 70% fully vaccinated numbers that the DR government says it will require for a Province to cancel the curfews. Unless they make those numbers like like what is happening in Altagracia to open up Punta Cana completely and help tourism there. So, they might as well just open up every province since there is little reason now for anyone to get vaccinated who already has not done it.
Global immunity seems to be an impossibility as you point out with India, Pakistan, etc... So, CV19 is here, there and everywhere to stay, and what will the DR do if few more want vaccinations and Provinces never (really) hit 70%? Keep the curfew forever and ever and that is a very long time? Make up fake numbers and reopen? I await their decisions.