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2008 Stock Market Crash Causes and Aftermath

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The 2008 stock market crash was the worst since the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

The Dow plunged 54% in 18 months. It wiped out more than $2 trillion of Americans' retirement savings, and millions lost their jobs.

Here's a look at the events behind the brutal 2008 crash, in our third installment of the worst stock market crashes in U.S. history...

BREAKING: One of the Biggest Stock Market Crash Indicators Since 2008

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We just received one of the biggest stock market crash indicators we've seen since the 2008 financial crisis.

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch note today shows the bank's clients sold more than $4.1 billion in U.S. stocks last week. That's the largest amount in any week since January 2008, according to analyst Jill Carey Hall.

And most of that selling pressure came from institutional clients...

The Dot-Com Crash of 2000-2002

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Stock market crash history series No. 2: The dot-com crash of 2000 eviscerated more than $5 trillion in market value between March 2000 and October 2002.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite tumbled 76.81% between its March 10, 2000 high and Oct. 4, 2002 for a whopping 76.81% drop. (The Dow Jones and S&P 500 also suffered, albeit less intensely - down 27.38% and 43.19%, respectively.) The March 10 high wouldn't be seen again for 15 years.

What triggered this massive loss of wealth is one of the most famous bubbles in stock market history...

Are We in a Stock Market Bubble?

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Are we in a stock market bubble?

Nobel Laureate and Yale professor of economics Robert Shiller told Goldman Sachs "there is a stock bubble element in what we see."

Here's what evidence Shiller's looking at - and what investors can do to protect themselves right now...

The Fed Can No Longer Stop a U.S. Dollar Collapse

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Since November 2008, the Federal Reserve has used quantitative easing to keep the U.S. dollar from collapsing.

But the Fed’s safety net is no longer available to prevent a U.S. dollar collapse.

This video explains what has changed at the Fed that would keep it from performing its role…

Will the Petrodollar Collapse in 2015?

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Will the U.S. petrodollar collapse in 2015? If the world’s largest energy exporter and the world’s largest energy importer have their way, it may.

Watch the video to see how two countries are working to take down the U.S. petrodollar…

This 2008 Stock Market Crash Conspiracy Theory Will Give You Shivers

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We know the 2008 stock market crash started with irresponsible financiers doling out bad loans. And we know that Lehman Bros.' ultimate failure was the harbinger of what was to become the most desolate era in recent American economic history.

But what you might not know is we'd been warned... by an anonymous Internet user who went by the name of "Reinhardt."

Unfortunately, no one listened to his warnings. Here's his theory of why it all happened and who's really responsible for the Great Recession...

The Stock Market Crash of 1929

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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...

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


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...

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