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Irrational Exuberance in Stock Market Knows No Bounds

January was the winter of our discontented stock market. It was the worst January since 2008, when the Great Recession began. It was, in fact, the worst January in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. According to Citigroup, Inc., it was also the worst January ever for credit markets. A financial professor at NYU agrees with […]

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Stock Market Stupidity Stoops to New Lows as Does Oil

Lot of people riding the stupid train right now. The stock market opened its third week of the year up 150 points on the Dow and, by midday, proceeded to trip all over its feet again. It is getting funny to watch investors continue to bang their bullheaded, brainless, upper-respiratory junction they call a head against the market’s ceiling. […]

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Global Stock Market Crash Goes Wild As Fed Goliath Dies

As stock markets all over the globe start the week with more cliff diving, following their worst opening week in history, I’d like to take this opportunity to jam my finger in the central bank’s eye. The Federal Reserve’s recovery plan — which I’ll call “Goliath” because of its giant monetary expansion — is now dying. Its obituaries are quickly hitting newspapers all […]

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I Bet My Blog on a Stock Market Crash and Won

I’m going to declare that I’ve won my bet, and the blog is still here! I bet my blog last year that the global economy would collapse by last fall and that the US stock market would crash in the fall. When fall came, I doubled down on the bet by also betting the exact date for the stock […]

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2016 Stock Market off to a Stumbling Start, Some See Omen

As investors cried, “Good riddance to 2015, a terrible year for stocks,” 2016 decided to start out worse. The Chinese stock market got the dry heaves again, and the rest of the world’s markets got sea sick. Stock-market superstition says, “As goes the first day, so goes the year.” Let’s check that out.   The […]

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Santa Claws Snatches Christmas Stock Market Rally

Horror movies begin with a simple, almost innocent hint that something is not quite right. The first sign that we have entered the shadowy dawn of global economic collapse, which I call the “Epocalypse,” is Santa Claus’s failure to show up on Wall Street at Christmastime. A Santa Claus rally for the New York Stock Exchange is as dependable […]

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Epocalypse Soon: The Great Economic Collapse is Happening

I use the term “epocalypse” to name the last days of the global economy as we know it — a global economic collapse of biblical proportion. It is economic, epochal, an apocalypse that will change the world and a collapse … all in one word that sounds the right size for what I’m talking about. Call it the “Great Collapse” or […]

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Epocalypse Soon: Stock market denial begins to break

I have moved from “Epocalypse Coming” to “Epocalypse Soon,” meaning the economic apocalypse that will be the second collapse of the Great Recession. I am taking about the big one just ahead where we finally discover the real depth of the Great Recession — an economic abyss that was spanned by the Fed with a paper bridge. […]

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Stock Market Crash 2015: Under the Shadow of Black Swans

Because the stock market hangs tensely in the balance, a single event — called a black swan — could trigger “Stock Market Crash 2015,” and several black swans are flying overhead, looking like they want to land. That does not stop the rosy-eyed optimism of some of the permabulls, who have returned to saying that the worst […]

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What is Margin Buying in Stocks or a Margin Account?

Margin buying in stocks works like this (a simplified summary): You open a margin account with your broker, which is an account where your broker will extend you some credit for buying stocks. Federal Reserve regulations state that in any stock purchase, half of the purchase must be made with cash while the other half can be with a loan from […]

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Stock Market Crash 2015 – The Scene is Set for Panic

Ironically, the rise in the stock market we have seen in the last few days is likely to cause a much steeper and longer stock market crash in 2015 than the one we just went through. To understand the psychology that is set up to rapidly play out now, think of a horror movie. Think of how the director sets […]

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Another Look at How the 2014 October Surprise Changed the Stock Market

The one prediction I’ve made over the past years on this blog that came the closest to looking wrong has taken some time to gain perspective on. When I predicted the stock market would crash in the fall of 2014, it did take a big plunge, but it immediately spiked back up, so I couldn’t exactly call […]

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Who You Gonna Trust? Goldman Sachs or Me?

In November 2014, Goldman Sachs predicted that 2015 would see a 3.1% rise in GDP by the end of the year. They maintained that we would see “accelerated growth” because “We have arrived at a pretty strong recovery.” They prognosticated that home building still had “quite a bit of upside.” (Goldman Sachs) For U.S. stocks, they predicted they […]

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U.S. Housing Market Nearing Its Great Recession Crash Point

Here’s a scary chart. Over the past three years, U.S. housing prices have risen as quickly as they did when the Federal Reserve was fueling the housing bubble with cheap and easy credit. That blew up in a housing market collapse in 2007-2009. Prices are also nearing the same peak price as their earlier crash […]

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