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Could Stocks Collapse 20%-50% in the Next Six Months?

This signal has triggered four times in the last 20 years. Every time it did stocks lost between 20% and 50% in the following six months.

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No Serious Financial Repercussions From The Paris Attacks? Don't Be Too Sure

It's not just tourism and retail sales that might swoon--global sentiment might switch decisively from "risk-on" to "risk-off" with far-reaching consequences, a reversal that would quickly cascade through every asset class and every market--not just in the short-term, but in the long term.

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Bullish Hopes, Bearish Signals

There is little evidence currently that the rally over the last couple of months has done much to reverse the more "bearish" market signals that currently exist. Furthermore, as noted by Jochen Schmidt, the current market action may be more indicative of market topping process. Not unlike previous market topping action, the markets could indeed even register "new highs," as witnessed in both 2000 and 2007 before the major market correction begins. This is typically how "bull markets" end by providing false signals and sucking in the last of those willing to "buy the top." The devastation comes soon after.

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Stocks, Symmetry, & A Significant Threat To The Global Economy

Central banks can’t afford a big correction to take place as it goes counter to their mandate, a stable growing economy, hence they interfere every single time a correction of size is about to unfold. And any threat to the global economy must be prevented. Now that fiscal year end mark-ups are over for many funds buyers have to prove how committed they are to driving markets higher. Price will ultimately confirm how this will play out, but altogether this chart is an amazing construct of symmetry and, as fans of structures and symmetry, it certainly has our attention. We can’t recall ever seeing such a precise structure.

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Hanging By A Thread

The poker game continues as markets finished the week right back in range. Bulls got a magic save on Friday following bad news as both NFP and factory orders came in far below expectations, but the risks to charts are mounting and frankly markets are hanging by a thread and need a major technical rescue soon.

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Does The Fed Really Have A Choice?

We all know the global economy is slowing, so why would stocks soar from here? The basic answer is simple: The Fed has no choice, because this game is now for all the marbles.

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Is It Time to Get into Crash Positions, Or Will The Market Just Enter A Glide Path Rather Than A Tailspin

After a dizzying 500+ point drop in the Dow on Friday, should we brace for impact? There are plenty of fundamental and technical reasons to view the swoon this week as the initial downturn that presages a crash landing.  But if we look at the last equivalent spike down in October 2014, we're not so sure. Both spikes (October 2014 and August 2015) smashed through the lower Bollinger band, but the volume in last week's plummet was nothing special compared to the 2014 swoon.

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Short Covering Lifts Euro and Yen; More to Come?

Steep losses in the dollar, stocks and commodities, for sure, but does it really signal a systemic crisis? 

Tyler Durden's picture

Technically Speaking - Bears Are Winning

Whether, or not, a Greek exit from the Eurozone or a potential debt default is "the thing" that sparks the next major correction in the markets is unknown. Historically, such a widely "known" event is generally already factored into the markets and has much less of an impact when that event eventually comes to fruition. As Art Cashin suggested this morning: "I think China may be more important than Greece. Stick with the drill – stay wary, alert and very, very nimble."

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How Much More Extreme Can Markets Get?

These charts help us understand that a top is not just price, but a reversal in extremes of margin debt, valuation and sentiment. Many observers have an unyielding faith that central banks will never let markets decline ever again. There are four flaws in this blind faith...

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Is This The Chart Of A Healthy Stock Market?

If fundamentals like profits and sales no longer matter, then all that's left is faith that central banks will never let stock markets fall ever againNever, ever; that is of course the language of fairy tales.
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S&P 500: A Pause That Refreshes, Or Is The Top In?

A 480-point drop in the S&P is currently deemed impossible; but then 480-point declines are always "impossible," yet they happen despite this presumed impossibility.

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Dollar's Demise Exaggerated: Technicals Anticipate Turn in Fundamentals

Yogi Berra, one of the keenest observers of the human condition, is said to have once remarked "It is tough to make predictions, especially about the future."  And so it is.

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