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    Stock market crash history series #1: The Stock Market Crash of 1929 is without a doubt the most devastating in U.S. history, in terms of duration and extent.
    On Black Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1929, the Dow dropped 12% (30 points) and 16 million stock shares exchanged hands - although for some, there were absolutely no buyers. When the dust settled, more than $30 billion (roughly $350 billion in today's dollars) in wealth had been obliterated. The Dow sank a total 48% from September to November 1929 and kicked off the 10-year-long Great Depression. It lost another 86% from April 1930 to July 1932 in the crash's aftermath.

    Behind this crash was a phenomenon that may be more familiar than you'd like...

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A Money Murder Mystery: Who Killed the Stock Market?

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Liquidity, the "life blood" that allows the world's capital markets to function, has been murdered.

It was choked violently in the bond market by the gloved hands of its erstwhile babysitter - the broker-dealers - but it bled to death in the stock market from a thousand cuts.

We should be afraid. The lurking henchmen who worked as lookouts on "the job" are the very regulators and guardians of the stock and bond markets who should've stopped it.

Worse, they don't understand their own crime.

That's scary enough, but what's more frightening is how the wheels of both the stock and bond markets could seize and come to a shredding halt at any time.

Investors who don't want to be murder victims need to examine the evidence.

Here it is, in black and white with red all over...

How to Profit from a Stock Market Correction

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It's certainly possible to reel in profits from a stock market correction - if you know the right strategies to employ. Good thing we do!

In fact, there is one technique we'd like to share with you today - it's simple to use and great for reaping fast rewards.

Here's everything you need to know about profiting during a stock market correction...

When Did the Stock Market Crash?

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In the whole of U.S. history, exactly when did the stock market crash?

There have been a total of 14 U.S. stock market crashes post-1800. Each one was triggered either by a speculative bubble collapse, an economic crisis, or a major catastrophic event.

Our list shows you when each American stock market crash occurred - and why...

If There's a Stock Market Crash, These Four Investments Will Put You on Easy Street

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It's easy to make money when stock prices rise. But what about when the stock market crashes? What then?

Simple. Just buy shares in one or all of the four "investments" we're going to tell you about today.

You'll be on Easy Street the whole time...

CHART: Stock Market Correction Risks Are Mounting

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There are more warnings of a stock market correction circulating now - especially since the Nasdaq and S&P 500 both reached closing record highs Friday.

The Nasdaq Composite closed at a record high on Friday at 5,092.08. That was the first time the index had set a record in more than 15 years. The S&P 500 closed the week at 2,117.69. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 have now climbed 7.7% and 3% respectively in 2015.

At the same time, more than $79 billion has left U.S. stock funds this year.

This chart shows how fast money is fleeing stocks...

The Most Dangerous Financial Headline I've Seen Since the 2008 Crisis

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In my capacity as Chief Investment Strategist, I read newsfeeds from more than 100 sources every day. That helps me keep tabs on the Unstoppable Trends we follow at Total Wealth, what's going on around the world, and, more importantly, discover opportunities for you that others don't yet understand or even recognize.

Given everything going on - ISIS, Russia, Washington, fabricated economic numbers, earnings... you name it - it takes a lot to surprise me. I'm pretty jaded.

But a headline I recently came across stopped me in my tracks. Cold...

7 Charts That Point to U.S. Stock Market Crash 2015

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A series of unsettling trends from soaring debt to falling spending suggest a U.S. stock market crash in 2015 looks increasingly likely.

Lately the six-year bull market has been looking tired. Despite a lot of volatility, stocks overall are flat on the year.

The problem equities are starting to have - and the reason a U.S. stock market crash may loom on the horizon - is that there's not enough money around to push stock prices higher.

These seven charts illustrate exactly what's happening...

10 People to Blame for the 2008-2009 U.S. Stock Market Crash

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The 2008-2009 U.S. stock market crash saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge 54% in 17 months.

Housing prices fell 30% from their 2006 peak. The unemployment rate doubled from 5% (7 million Americans unemployed) pre-crisis in 2008, to 10% by the end of 2009 (15 million). And U.S. debt rose from 66% gross domestic product (GDP) to 103% from 2008 to 2012.

To blame was a systemic breakdown that encompassed Wall Street and Washington.

We like to call it the "Washington-Wall Street Corruption Corridor" - and these ten players had key roles...

How to Profit When Markets Are Down

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The Dow Jones fell 168 points this morning, after shedding 85 points yesterday, prompting a slew of fear-inducing headlines.

People get nervous when markets plunge, but stock market downturns are just a fact of investing. They're very rarely anything more than a short-term adjustment.

Rather than dwell on short-term losses, investors should be on the hunt for opportunities. Here's exactly how to profit when markets are down...

How to Prepare for a Stock Market Crash

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Could a stock market crash occur in the wake of plummeting oil prices? If we continue to break certain low price barriers, it could.

All those new buyers loading up on oil, oil stocks, drillers, and explorers will dump their new bets like they were ticking bombs.

Here's everything you need to know to prepare for a potential stock market crash...

These Stock Charts Prove Markets Are at a Tipping Point

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These stock charts all show different market indexes. They all look the same. Don't they?

And they're not the only indexes that look this way - check out the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the PHLX Semiconductor Index as well.

Not only do they look the same, but they're all pointing to the same place - a danger zone.

This is visual proof that markets are at a tipping point...

China's Stock Market Crash 2015: How a "Nasty Surprise" Led to 7.7% Drop

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China's stock market crash today (Monday) was the worst since June 10, 2008. Chinese stocks fell 7.7% after regulators barred three firms from trading.

The financials sub-index tumbled 9.6%. All 14 banking stocks slumped by their 10% daily limit.

Here's why it happened...

How the Chinese Stock Market Sell-Off Will Affect U.S. Investors

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The Chinese stock market plunged today (Monday) after regulators imposed limits on margin trading.

You see, speculation has helped propel the Shanghai Composite Index about 60% since 2013's close.

Today's sell-off was prompted by fears that those speculators, who are trading on margin, would exit the market.

Here's what that means for U.S. markets...

2015 Stock Market Correction Could Come as Early as Q1

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The headwinds are building up, and a 2015 stock market correction could be coming soon.

And Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani told viewers of FOX Business' "Varney & Co." he "wouldn't put it past the markets turning in the first quarter."

Check out his video appearance to see why he's "negative" on the markets in the short term...

2015 Stock Market Crash: Watch Out for the Polar Vortex

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On a day (Monday) when we saw the stock market crash almost 2% - a 331-point loss for the Dow Jones Industrial Average - the prospect of a 5% correction in 2015 leaves Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald unfazed.

Instead, Fitz-Gerald warned of a 2015 stock market crash threat from the polar vortex.

To find out why Fitz-Gerald thinks the polar vortex could be trouble, as well as his opinion of several beaten-down big-name stocks, watch this video.

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