Stock Market Checks 3 Out of 4 Boxes That Triggered The 1987 Crash

In 2007, 20 years after the 1987 stock market crash, a Wall Street columnist for USA Today reviewed the four conditions that caused the storm. The column ran within days of the Dow and NASDAQ peaks, just as the Great Recession and 2007 – 2009 bear market began. Today we’re seeing three of the four […]

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Record-Breaking U.S. Economy Has A Massive Recession Deficit – Here’s Why

A soaring U.S. budget deficit is proof the economy is not well, the chief global strategist of a major investment broker warned this week. He predicted the Great Recession in multiple cable news appearances from 2006 – 2007 when others were wildly bullish. Even if all is well, for now, wild deficit growth during economic […]

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Trump’s Iran Gambit Threatens to Ravage the US Stock Market

The tension between the US and Iran paused the US stock market’s never-ending rally. This could be the first step into a greater spiral among financial markets. Inflated valuations and jittery investors make this flare-up in the Middle East more likely to trigger a correction. Yesterday may have been the stock market’s first step toward […]

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Dow Jones Rally Has Even the Biggest Bulls Fearful, And It’s a Bad Sign

The Dow Jones rally is heating up so fast it has big bulls on Wall Street worried. Low earnings growth and the over-confidence of investors signal that a pullback is likely. Top money managers expect the stock market to return to fair value in the short-term. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)’s longest-running bull run […]

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3 Dow Stocks That Would Fortify Your Portfolio Against a 2020 Melt-Up

The Dow closes 2019 with good prospects to set new records in 2020. Yet there are still threats looming ahead that could “melt up” equities. Here are three defensive Dow stocks that offer exposure to continued bullish Dow growth, while also fortifying your portfolio against downside risks. After broaching record highs this week, the Dow […]

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Dow Sways as Trump Conspires to Unleash His Next Trade War Torpedo

The Dow fluctuated on Wednesday, fresh off securing its second straight record close. Stock market analysts believe equities have more room to run in December. The China trade deal hasn’t been signed, but the Trump administration is already conspiring to launch its next trade war. The Dow remained little changed on Wednesday after notching its […]

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Dow Teeters as Strategists Advise Investors to Ignore ‘Black Swan’ Index Warning

The Dow fell slightly in response to weaker-than-expected economic data. The stock market’s ‘Black Swan’ index is nearing its highest mark since 2018’s fourth-quarter sell-off. JPMorgan says to ignore the apocalyptic warnings and double down on stocks. Between the trade war, a global economic slowdown, and an upcoming presidential election, markets have plenty to worry […]

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Here’s Proof Housing and Stocks are in the ‘Greatest Bubble’ in Modern History

The valuation of all household assets including stocks and real estate has never increased so far beyond the underlying income of Americans, a new report finds. Overvalued markets place the economy at risk of a recession. “Never have asset valuations been so far beyond underlying incomes to support those valuations as now.” It will be […]

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