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Not A Good Day To Be A British Airline

As seen at Yahoo Finance

As seen at Yahoo Finance

Think you lost some money in the market on Friday? It could be worse. You could be a British airline. With Brexit having been approved, investors lost faith in the British Pound, as well asĀ  the region’s economy and consumers’ ability to get around it (to make a long story short, of course). Since economic growth is one of the key drivers of airline stocks, well, look out below.

Ryan Air was the big “winner” on the day, with its stock price dropping just over 4% after having started the day down 15%.

Others didn’t fare so well. Discounter easyJet started the day down 20% and ended down 14% on the day. But the loser among losers was British Airways parent IAG, which started the day down by a whopping 34% and finished down almost 23% on the day. There’s a reason that one of the better airline analysts that I know once described the industry by saying, “Investing in airline stocks may be hazardous to your wealth.”

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