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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...

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...

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 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.

Stock Market Crash 2015: 7 Charts You Can't Afford to Ignore

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With two significant pullbacks in the past three months, the specter of a stock market crash in 2015 is suddenly much more plausible.

In the past week, the Standard & Poor's 500 index has rebounded from a 5% drop this month. Back in October, the S&P 500 plunged 7.5% before recovering. Is the market trying to tell us something?

We've found seven charts that help explain why the markets have repeatedly stumbled this year - and why a bigger stock market crash in 2015 looms on the horizon.

Every investor needs to see these charts...

The Fed's Lost Grip on Interest Rates

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As widely expected, the Fed finally ended its massive bond-purchasing program.

Now the market will turn its focus to interest rates.

Will the Fed raise rates next year? If so, what effects will that have?

The Fed is ultimately reactive, exerting little, if any, control in the long run. Low rates are here only as long as the Fed can manage them.

At that point, it is time to look out.

Here's what will cause us nightmares - and what we can do to avert a crisis in our investments...

Anatomy of a Stock Market Sell-Off

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"Mr. Market" is the analogy Warren Buffett uses to help investors understand the market as though it were a person.

Usually, Mr. Market is as rational as the efficient market we all dream about. But Mr. Market also suffers periods of manic depression - as the recent stock market sell-off shows.

Today I'm going to use technical analysis to show what we're up against as investors and why I continue to say don't cash out now...

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