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Watch for These 3 Stock Market Crash Signals


Investors need to know three stock market crash signals to protect themselves against any repeats of the Great Recession...

That was when the Dow plunged 54% in 18 months, wiping out $16.4 trillion of U.S. households' net worth from 2007 through 2009. More than $2 trillion was lost from Americans' retirement savings.

In the following video, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani tells investors exactly what three events will signal to investors that a stock market crash is imminent. He also explains one of the best strategies for riding out a potential crash in the future...

China's Productivity Crisis Is Really Bad – for Everyone

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China's productivity crisis is growing - and the ramifications will stretch far beyond the Red Dragon's borders.

A new report from analysis firm Demand Institute, done in conjunction with Nielson and The Conference Board, suggests Chinese economy is worse off than many suspect. It forecasts 4.5% gross domestic product (GDP) growth on average between 2015 and 2020, and 3.6% on average from 2015 to 2020 - assuming the Chinese government is able manipulate markets using policy mechanisms.

"China's productivity crisis - the result of both institutional deficiencies and a maturing economy - remains unaddressed. For these reasons, we believe China is facing a protracted period of declining growth that will be much longer and deeper than analysts may have predicted."

Here is why China's slowdown is so important for U.S. markets - and the global economy as a whole...

Former Reagan Advisor Warns of Fed-Created Stock Market Crash


A stock market crash is inevitable, says former Reagan advisor David Stockman. He believes that the Fed's excessive monetary policies will soon culminate to rock the U.S. economy.

According to Stockman, the central bank has absolutely no clue what it's doing right now.

Here's his explanation for why a thundering financial collapse is just over the horizon...

This One Number Makes Me Think the Market Rally Is Over

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Nobody expected the type of market rally we saw in October.

So it's no surprise you're wondering, as we sit here in the first week of November, whether Santa Claus came early or whether the market will keep "melting up" through the end of the year. And I bet you're not the only one.

Here's the number I'm looking at...

UBS: A Stock Market Crash Is Inevitable

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A stock market crash in inevitable - we've been saying it for months.

Now a UBS economist, in a note to investors on Friday, predicted the same. "Signs are accumulating that, after six-and-a-half years and price gains of more than 200%, the Bull Market has entered into the 'Late Innings.'"

Here's how we know that a stock market crash is indeed on the horizon - and how you can profit from this well-timed warnings...

My Favorite Trading Strategy for the "Super Crash"

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A lot of folks - especially individual investors - don't like to bet on stocks that are going down. That's understandable. It doesn't feel as good to bet against something.

But it would be prudent for investors to hedge their gains of the last five years; trees don't grow to the sky, especially when their roots are rotting.

This could help you do very well as stocks dive lower. Especially if you know how to use this trading strategy...

The Biggest Threats to Spark a Stock Market Correction Right Now

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U.S. markets have been propped up by the Federal Reserve since the 2008 financial crisis.

Eventually, interest rates will rise.

And when they do, Americans could face a huge stock market correction.

The Fed is just one hazard...

Watch the following video as Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani describes the biggest threats that could bring about a U.S. market correction right now...

Bear Market History: The 10 Biggest S&P 500 Pullbacks

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With the anticipation of a possible bear market in 2015, we're looking back at the 10 worst pullbacks in bear market history.

A bear market is when a market falls 20% from its high point. At today's opening price of 17,180.88, the Dow Jones has fallen 6.4% from the high it set in May. So we still have a ways to fall before hitting a bear market - but these drops can happen quickly.

Here's a look at the 10 worst drops in bear market history and how long they lasted...

The Best Bear Market Stocks to Buy When Markets Are Falling

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The risk of an upcoming bear market continues to grow as we reach the end of 2015. That's why we're recommending some bear market stocks that are perfect when markets fall.

Here are the three biggest warnings signs we've seen that a bear market could be closer than a lot of Wall Street experts think...

America Is About to Import a Global Debt Crisis

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A global debt crisis is coming. The warning signs have been emerging for months.

"This market instability is not going away. It's been building for six years. It can only end one way - with a 'Super Crash,'" Money Morning Global Credit Strategist Michael E. Lewitt told readers back on Sept. 8. "It's not just China that's creating this next (much worse) sell-off. It's also the massive, $200 trillion global debt bubble that's driving the world economy to its knees."

Now, it seems, major media outlets are finally catching on...

This week, an award-winning investigative journalist for Salon wrote a well-researched piece that concluded "trillions of dollars of investment in emerging markets has been fueled by cheap credit - and the bill's coming due"...

Here’s a Chart That Explains the Goldman Sachs Financial Crisis “Waves”

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This Goldman Sachs financial crisis "third wave" is upon us. But what exactly were the first two waves, and aren't we through the financial crisis yet?

Here's everything you need to know about each of the waves - and what's coming as the U.S. enters into a third phase of financial crisis...

Trouble Ahead: Stocks Gain, but the "Super Crash" Is Accelerating

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The lunatics are running the asylum.

After an incessant flow of bad economic news from both the U.S. and abroad, investors decided that "bad news is good news" and they should bid up stock prices.

Saying "bad is good" is like saying "down is up" or "Hillary is telling the truth."  It is so obviously contrary to the facts that you can't take it seriously.

And yet investors, in their infinite wisdom, decided that the economic news is so bad that the Federal Reserve (which itself doesn't know up from down) is not going to raise interest rates.

It's not clear how long this insanity will last, but I wouldn't be chasing stock prices here.

And here's why...

WARNING: Record Global Sell-Off of U.S. Debt Could Trigger Economic Collapse

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Foreign governments buy U.S. debt because of its status as the world’s reserve currency – the American economy has long been viewed as a safe place to invest.

But that’s all changing now – events that could spark a U.S. economic collapse are already underway…

The Wall Street Journal revealed this week that China – the largest holder of U.S. investments – is ridding itself of its U.S. investments at the fastest rate in history. Central banks in China, Russia, Brazil, and Taiwan are selling U.S. government bonds at such a pace that it’s caused the most dramatic shift in the $12.8 trillion Treasury market since the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

Foreign central bankers’ massive offloading of U.S. debt sends a dangerous signal.

Here’s why…

The Smart, Easy Way to Turn a Market Sell-Off into an "Extreme Profit" Opportunity

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Most investors look at the stock market in a very conventional way: Bull markets are good. Bear markets are bad. You make money when stocks rise. You lose money when they fall.

As a tech investor friend of mine said, that's a "binary" view of the financial markets. With a perspective like that, you can't help but be frightened of what's coming just around the corner.

But I'm different. I'm a trader. And I believe there's always a place to make money, so I look for opportunities - wherever they are.

It's a lot easier than you think, and the windfall will be huge.

And today I'm going to show you exactly how to do it...

ETF Black Magic: What's Really in the Hat?


The first ETF debuted back in 1993. ETFs have displaced regular mutual funds as the investment of choice: The amount of money ETFs hold has skyrocketed more than 2,000% - compared with a paltry 120% for regular funds.

ETFs trade all day like stocks - making them "better" than mutual funds. ETFs are modern-day magical trading tools.

But if you know anything about magic, you know there are times where the trick goes awry...