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US stocks at lowest for year, says survey

History suggests that the US stockmarket has hit its low for this year, according to research published by financial website MoneyGuru.

The research says the Federal Reserve&#39s 0.5 per cent rate cut earlier this month should signal a reversal in fortunes for US equities.

MoneyGuru head of research Ian Lancaster says: “Since the Federal Reserve was founded in 1913 the Fed has shifted its stance from increasing to cutting rates 21 times.

“In 17 of those cases the cut has created a turnaround and the markets rose. Of the remaining four, three pushed the markets higher on a second interest rate cut.”

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