Is an historic stock market crash underway on Wall Street?

We're just asking the question, not making a prediction.

But day by day, hour by hour, this year's market action is more and more saying... maybe?

 

Market Update - Wednesday 06/28/16 4:00 PM EDT
US stocks staged a second straight strong performance today. The markets sure seem to be saying that the Brexit drop was just a short-term panic, and "all is well in the world."

The DJIA surged 284 points (1.6%) and the NASDAQ zoomed higher by 88 points (1.8%).

So where do the markets go from here? Was this week's rally anything more than a "dead cat bounce?" Has the bear market resumed in full force? Stay tuned!

 

Market Update - Tuesday 06/28/16 4:00 PM EDT
After nose-diving the past two sessions, US stocks staged a strong bounce today, basically erasing all of Monday's losses.

The DJIA surged 269 points (1.6%). The NASDAQ zoomed higher by 97 points (2.2%).

So where do the markets go from here? Was today's rally anything more than a "dead cat bounce?" Or has the bear market resumed in full force? Stay tuned!

 

Market Update - Monday 06/27/16 4:00 PM EDT
US stocks closed pretty much where they opened the day, down sharply and unable to mount much of an intra-day bounce. The DJIA ended down 260 points (1.5%). The NASDAQ dropped 114 points (2.4%). Gold held on to its early gain of $10,

So where do the markets go from here? Was the rally just another temporary dead-cat bounce? Has the bear market resumed in full force? Stay tuned!

 

Market Update - Monday 06/26/16 10:30 AM EDT
Friday's global panic selling has continuing in Europe and New York this morning. As expected, US stocks opened the day sharply lower. The DJIA is down 285 points (1.6%) and the NASDAQ is lower by 98 points (2.0%). Gold is up $15.00.

Stay tuned for a wild ride on Wall Street!

 

Market Update - Sunday 06/25/16 7:00 PM EDT
Friday's global panic selling is continuing in early Monday trading in Asia and in overnight futures markets.

As expected, US stocks open the day in mini-crash mode. The DJIA is down 525 points (2.8%) and the NASDAQ is lower by 160 points (3.2%). Gold is up $65.00.

Stay tuned for a wild ride on Wall Street!

 

Market Update - Friday 06/24/16 4:00 PM EDT
Global financial markets took it on the chin today, following the positive "Brexit" vote.

Most foreign stock markets had plunged 3 to 8% by time US stocks opened sharply lower in New York. The DJIA sank 550 points at the open, then mounted a weak counter-trend bounce to down "only" 300 points. It was all downhill from there, as the DJIA went on to closed down 610 points (3.4%). The NASDAQ mini-crashed 202 points (4.1%) on the day. It was the worst day for the NASDAQ since 2011.

Gold soared $60 to $1,320, its highest level in two years.

So where do the markets go from here? Was the rally just another temporary dead-cat bounce? Has the bear market resumed in full force? Stay tuned next week!

 

Market Update - Friday 06/23/16 9:45 AM EDT
As expected, US stocks open the day in mini-crash mode. The DJIA is down 525 points (2.8%) and the NASDAQ is lower by 160 points (3.2%). Gold is up $65.00.

Stay tuned for a wild Friday on Wall Street!

 

Market Update - Friday 06/23/16 12:45 AM EDT
The people of Britain have spoken, and Leave wins the day. That's all the world needed to hear.

Global markets are reacting dramatically to this "unexpected" event and stocks are plunging. DJIA futures are down 725 points (4.0%) and the NASDAQ futures are sinking by a stunning 225 points (4.2%). Gold is soaring, up $100.00 in London trading.

Stay tuned for a wild Friday on Wall Street!

 

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So where do the markets go from here? We sure don't know. And anybody who claims to know exactly what's coming is lying to you.

The entire global financial system is in unprecedented, uncharted waters.

  • Global debt is much worse than it was in 2007.Z
     
  • Mega-trillions in derivatives trade like $1.00 trifecta tickets.
     
  • Despite eight years of near-zero interest rates, the global economies are barely registering a pulse.
     
  • Gold has been revived, and is up 18% in just the first 6 weeks of the year.
     
  • And on and on.

How bad are things? How unprecedented and uncharted?

Recently, several Central Banks entered the monetary Twilight Zone by cutting their benchmark interest rates to below zero. That's right, if you're a big bank, you can actually "make money" by borrowing money. When the loan comes due, you pay back less than the amount you borrowed. What a deal!

And the perverse flip side of negative interest rates is that when you deposit your hard-earned money in the bank, not only do you not earn any interest, the bank charges you a fee just for the privilege of making the deposit. You have less and less money in your account every day. What a rip-off!

All of this financial insanity can only be seen as a desperate last-resort attempt by Central Bankers to stimulate their economies by force-feeding them with "better than free money". (Free money that is conjured up out of thin air with a few mouse clicks, that is.)

About the best we can say for the markets ahead is "expect the unexpected."

 

But if there's one thing that all stock market analysts and forecasters agree upon, it's that "markets don't move in straight lines" (at least not for very long). Look at any chart of any stock, any commodity, anything that is traded on an open market and you just don't see long straight lines.

So if markets don't move in straight lines, how do they move? Again, look at any chart and it's obvious: markets move in zigs and zags. A more technical description of zigs and zags is waves. And there is no better way to analyze and interpret chart waves than with Elliott Wave analysis.

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The stock market waves have been warning of a major market meltdown for quite some time. Has that moment finally arrived?

As Bob Prechter warned, and as the market action during the 2008-2009 financial crisis proved,

"Bear markets move fast and are intensely emotional;
investors and traders who are prepared have greater
opportunities on the downside than on the upside."

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