Is an historic stock market crash about to unfold on Wall Street?

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

But day by day, hour by hour, the market action is saying... maybe?


Market Update - Wednesday 12/07/16 4:00 PM EDT
If the stock market had a theme song, it would be the 5th Dimension's "Up, Up and Away..."

US stocks rocketed higher again with the DJIA soaring nearly 300 points (1.5%) to a new record high of 19,550. The NASDAQ gained 60 points (1.1%).

Is this a new "Trump bull market"? Or the last-gasp of the Fed-induced, near zero interest rate high? Will the bears ever come out of hibernation? Stay tuned!


Market Update - Tuesday 12/06/16 4:00 PM EDT
US stocks opened to the downside, but the bulls quickly took charge and pushed stocks higher. The DJIA ended 35 points higher (0.2%). The NASDAQ gained 24 points (0.4%).

Is this a new "Trump bull market"? Or the last-gasp of the Fed-induced, near zero interest rate high? Will the bears ever come out of hibernation? Stay tuned!


Market Update - Monday 12/05/16 4:00 PM EDT
US stocks jumped at the open, but then trended down to cut the day's gains. The DJIA ended 45 points higher (0.2%). The NASDAQ held most of its early gains and closed up 53 points (1.0%).

Is this a new "Trump bull market"? Or the last-gasp of the Fed-induced, near zero interest rate high? Will the bears ever come out of hibernation? Stay tuned!


Market Update - Friday 12/02/16 4:00 PM EDT
US stocks closed narrowly mixed in relatively quiet trading. The DJIA dropped 21 points (0.1%) and the NASDAQ edged higher by 4 points (0.1%).

Is this a new "Trump bull market"? Or the last-gasp of the Fed-induced, near zero interest rate high? Will the bears ever come out of hibernation? Stay tuned!


Update Archive

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 25% in just the first 6 months 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 term for zigs and zags is waves. And there is no better way to analyze and interpret chart waves than with Elliott Wave analysis.

Founded in 1979 by Robert R. Prechter Jr., Elliott Wave International (EWI) is the largest independent financial analysis and market forecasting firm in the world. EWI's analysts cover every major market (stocks, currencies, bonds, energy, metals, commodities) worldwide, 24 hours a day.

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."

We urge you to stay on top of the latest market action with commentary and reports from our friends at Elliott Wave International.


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