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  • Blog

    Markets Are Correcting Hard

    An assessment of the risks of things getting worse from here
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, January 8, 2016, 5:41 AM

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    The long-awaited global financial market correction has arrived. We are seeing collapses in all major markets and across all major categories.

    As usual, the pain has started at the edges, in the weaker elements (emerging markets, junk bonds, weak companies, etc.) and is rapidly spreading towards the center.

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    Why A Crash Is Likely

    And why we've passed Peak Easy
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, January 8, 2016, 5:41 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why a crash is likely
    • Why the machines have won, and regular investors should flee these markets
    • Why the coming oil company bankruptcies will trigger a deflationary rout
    • Why we've passed Peak Easy

    If you have not yet read Markets Are Correcting Hard, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The Larger Lesson (Why A Crash Is Likely)

    Look, the financial markets are broken — the US, in China, and largely everywhere else around the globe. The sad fact is that the regulators have utterly failed to impose any meaningful limits on the rise of the computers and their high frequency hi-jinks.

    Now those computers dominate the entire market landscape for better and, eventually, worse.

    The reason I say ‘worse’ is because the computers deliver the appearance, but not the reality, of market liquidity.

    As long as they detect that everything is operating normally, or at least within their accepted bands or limits, then they indeed provide plenty of liquidity. But when events exceed those limits?

    The computers just shut down, revealing the true lack of market depth. The key story of all markets, bonds, commodities, futures and equities, is that each has experienced a vast diminishment of liquidity.

    Share volumes are down on the equity exchanges as fewer and fewer participants are willing play a rigged game. That’s not just…

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    What The Heck Just Happened?!?

    Prepare for more bruising days ahead in the markets
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 4:37 AM

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    Okay… time to take a deep breath.

    Today was an historic market day.  First for the computer driven plunge that was seemingly unstoppable, and then for the heroic rescue that at one point brought the whole mess back to green (Nasdaq) or close to it (S&P and Dow).

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    Making Sense Of The Sudden Market Plunge

    Are you prepared for further turmoil?
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, August 22, 2015, 2:13 AM

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    The global deflationary wave we have been tracking since last fall is picking up steam.  This is the natural and unavoidable aftereffect of a global liquidity bubble brought to you courtesy of the world’s main central banks.  What goes up must come down — and that's especially true for the world's many poorly-constructed financial bubbles, built out of nothing more than gauzy narratives and inflated with hopium.

    What this means is that the traditional summer lull in financial markets has turned August into an unusually active and interesting month. August, it appears, is the new October.

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  • Podcast

    Jim Rogers: Turmoil Is Coming

    Predictions on the markets, gold, Greece & more
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, June 20, 2015, 5:11 PM

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    Two years since his last interview with us, investor Jim Rogers returns and notes that the risks he warned of last time have only gotten worse. In this week's podcast, Jim shares his rational for predicting:

    • increased wealth confiscation by the central planners
    • a pending major financial market collapse
    • gold's return as the preferred safe haven investment
    • more oil price weakness, followed by a trend reversal
    • Russia's rebound
    • a China bubble reckoning
    • agriculture's long-term value

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    For Heaven’s Sake: Hedge!

    If you're not positioned defensively by now, you're nuts
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 1, 2015, 2:58 AM

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    Last fall, I wrote an article titled Defying Gravity that warned of the absurd price levels that stocks and bonds had risen to. Less than a month later, the stock market abruptly dropped by 7%. Those who didn't seek safety in advance were left licking their wounds, panicked not knowing if the painful down-draft was over.

    So here we are roughly six months later, and the same warning bells are ringing — just louder this time.

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    Off the Cuff: The Longer Reality Is Denied, The Bigger The Inevitable Crash

    Economics meets Physics
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, January 1, 2015, 6:25 PM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish discuss:

    • Guess The 2nd Best-Performing Currency of 2014
      • Hint: It's yellow. And shiny.
    • China: Due For "A World of Hurt" in 2015
      • Starting the year off with a run on bank deposits
    • Self-Delusion
      • Critical thought is completely absent from western media
    • Oil
      • The further prices go down now, the higher they'll spike later
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    John Hussman: The Stock Market Is Overvalued By 100%

    Expect prices to drop by 50% (or more)
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:04 PM

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    John Hussman is highly respected for his prodigious use of data and adherence to what it tells him about the state of the financial markets. His regular weekly market commentary is widely regarded as one of the best-researched, best-articulated publications available to money managers.

    John's public appearances are rare, so we're especially grateful he made time to speak with us yesterday about the precarious state in which he sees global markets. Based on historical norms and averages, he calculates that the ZIRP and QE policies of the Fed and other world central banks have led to an overvaluation in the stock market where prices are 2 times higher than they should be.

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    Off the Cuff: Market Mayhem

    After the recent carnage, what's next?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 17, 2014, 1:12 AM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Alasdair MacLeod discuss:

    • The Market Meltdown
      • What the heck just happened?
    • The Next Round of Bailouts
      • If you hate the problem, wait till you see the solutions
    • Gold
      • Ready for a return to the limelight?
    • Ebola
      • Is the media selling us too much fear?
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    Gravity Returns – The Market Drops Nearly 5% in 3 Days

    Years-long trends are finally breaking
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, October 13, 2014, 11:14 PM

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    A month ago, in an analysis titled Defying Gravity, I wrote about the unsustainable state of the stock market's high prices.

    In it, I noted how the stock market had risen for an aberrantly-long time time without a correction, and that it hadn't even tested its 200-daily moving average price once since the beginning of 2012:

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