Tag: 2008 stock market collapse

Here Comes the Bounce

The major stock market indices staged an impressive comeback on Friday as they all reversed early losses to close nicely higher. Given the very orderly pullback along with some modest losses of roughly 3% except in the NASDAQ, the odds now favor the bulls stepping up right here for at least a short-term bounce. Should the bounce materialize, the next question will be if it’s a bounce all the way to new highs or just back towards 18,000 before rolling […]   Read More
Date: May 9, 2016

2016 Continues to Look Like 2008

Several weeks ago when I was ranting how 2016 looks nothing like 2008, 2016 not a 2008 Redux and later The One Comp to 2008 that Does Hold Water I compared the January 2008 period to that of 2016. It’s a comp that continues to make the rounds so here it is updated, yet again. If this comp continues to work, which they seldom do to fruition, here’s what’s coming next. Remember, the January 2008 decline was 20% all in […]   Read More
Date: January 29, 2016

2008 Redux This is Not

2016 is just a week old, yet all I am reading and hearing is that it’s going to be a terrible year for stocks and similar to 2008. 2007 – 2009 was a generational bear market, the likes of which have only been seen during the Great Depression. These types of strong deflationary spirals take decades of mistakes to create and leave investors scarred even longer. In the western world, we have never, ever seen a repeat within 10, 20 […]   Read More
Date: January 12, 2016

Q3 Stock Market Scenarios Unfolding Nicely

Last week after the Dow plunged 350 points and began to bounce, I offered the two most probable scenarios for stocks, both of which included new multi-month lows before any real rally would begin. Stock Market Scenarios for Q3 My conclusion was, “just because we saw extreme readings on Monday doesn’t mean that the ultimate low was seen. I would argue against that. Monday’s snowball day was an important piece, but far from the final piece. Wash out readings like […]   Read More
Date: July 10, 2015

Bears Having Their Day

Not even half a day of weakness and talk of the big C is out. The dreaded correction! It’s amazing that after a 73 month secular bull market, it’s still the most hated and disavowed bull ever. Yes, it’s now been 42 months since the last 10% correction, but markets don’t fall just because of age. Corrections occur to repair breaks and right now, there aren’t enough things broken to warrant a full fledged correction. The most glaring concern is […]   Read More
Date: April 17, 2015

7 Years Ago

As I drove home from Vermont today on Martin Luther King Day, I thought about past MLK Days, which is something I would normally do to pass the time away. My two boys were in the back seat napping and listening to music and I had Sirius on in the background. I vividly recall MLK Day 1994 as it was the single coldest day I have ever skied at Mount Snow, -25F with 20 mph winds that made it feel […]   Read More
Date: January 20, 2015