Tom Lee says stocks may be primed for a big rally. Here's why

Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors
Scott Mlyn | CNBC

Tom Lee told CNBC on Wednesday he sees conditions in the market that could help spark a rally in stocks, as long as the U.S. economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic persists.

Lee's comments on "Closing Bell" came shortly after a wild session on Wall Street in which the major equity indexes finished well off their intraday lows. The S&P 500 closed down 0.3%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 164.62 points, or 0.5%. The blue-chip index had, at one point, been down 586 points.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq overcame an intraday decline of 1.7% to finish basically flat Wednesday.

Lee, co-founder and head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, said a key reason he sees upside potential for stocks is the amount of money that could be deployed.

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