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Will the Stock Market Crash in 2016?

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Many investors fear a stock market crash in 2016 as the broader markets continue to drop. So far in 2016, the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq are down 8.6%, 9.9%, and 15.4%, respectively.

A stock market crash is a sudden decline in stock prices across multiple sectors. It's often triggered by fear and panic, which differs from a profit-taking market sell-off.

The most recent example of a stock market crash was in 2008.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average collapsed from its high of 14,164 on Oct. 9, 2007, to 11,000 in early July 2008 - a 22% drop. This was the result of over a dozen big banks failing from high-risk loaning practices. Major financial markets lost more than 30% of their value in 2008, according to Investopedia.

We likely won't see a major stock market crash in 2016, but there is no denying we have reached bear market territory...

What's Really Wrong with the Economy (and How to Fix It)

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The commodities collapse, exploding credit markets, the slowdown in China, and the U.S. stock market are all tied up together, but fixing any one or more of those problems won't solve what's really wrong with the economy.

We can't count on politicians to solve these problems; they'd never be re-elected. And everything that they've tried so far to fix the economy has really only made it worse.

The solution is as powerful as it is deceptively simple...

When Bear Market 2016 Will Turn Around

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Investors anxious about how long the bear market 2016 will last can take some comfort in looking at the 2016 earnings forecast.

While we’ve had three consecutive quarters of negative earnings growth – and are about to see a fourth – the forecast for the second half of 2016 is for the start of a rebound.

But investors don’t need to sit on the sidelines.

We’ve already identified the sectors that will harbor the biggest winners…

The Best Bear Market Investments to Hold in 2016

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With global markets continuing to fall in 2016, Money Morning has compiled the best bear market investments to hold in 2016 when the markets are volatile.

That volatility has many investors panicking in the face of a bear market in 2016.

That's why we turned to Money Morning experts for their advice on how to protect your money - and even profit - during a bear market...

Oil Prices Are Tightly Correlated to Stocks – But for a Different Reason Than Before

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Oil prices and the stock market are in lockstep right now.

The correlation between Brent crude oil prices and the S&P 500 is at its highest level since 1990.

And there's one reason why the two have been moving in tandem with one another lately...

How the 2008 Stock Market Crash Compares to 2016

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Months of thrashing markets and a lot of big down days have triggered chatter about whether we're facing another 2008 stock market crash scenario.

The urge to compare the 2008 stock market crash to the market pullback in 2016 picked up speed when billionaire investor George Soros chimed in a few weeks ago.

The truth is, 2016 does share some similarities with the 2008 market crash. Here's a look at how they match up - and what all this means for investors...

Stock Market Crash 2016: What's Next for U.S. Markets

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Global stock markets are off to a volatile start to 2016, and investors are wondering how to prepare for a possible stock market crash in 2016.

That's why we turned to Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani. He's considered one of the world's foremost experts on the credit crisis. He not only called for the implosion of the U.S. financial markets, he also predicted the historic rebound that began in March 2009.

But first, here's how the markets have been trending...

How to Tell When the Next Market Crash (or Rally) Is Coming

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We know that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is off more than 10% since July 1 in a correction that has investors all over the world rattled. 

But here's the thing... I've been able to predict every step of the sell-off, whenever stocks were set to make the next move down. Right before each drop, I told investors what they could do to protect themselves and even make some nice, easy money during the sell-off.

Let me show you my charts...

Will the Stock Market Crash in 2016? 

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A stock market crash in 2016 wouldn't be unexpected right now. That's a frightening thought.

Stocks had a rough start to the New Year, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting nearly 8% in the first 10 trading days of January.

Investors are capitulating over concerns about China's slowing economy and its collapsing stock market. Tepid global growth and the Fed's decision to raise interest rates in December isn't improving investor sentiment either.

Is there going to be another stock market crash like we saw in 2008, though? Here's what we know...

How to Invest in Stocks During 2016's Extreme Volatility

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Global markets have been extremely volatile in 2016, leaving many investors wondering how to invest in stocks right now.

That's why we turned to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald for the answer. He's a seasoned market analyst with more than 30 years of global experience in the markets.

But first, here's why the markets are so turbulent...

What Another China Stock Market Crash Means for Your Money

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Another China stock market crash happened again today (Tuesday) as the Shanghai Composite dropped 6.4% to close at 2,749.79.

The drop in China's stock market was attributed to a renewed slide in oil prices, and mounting concerns about capital outflows ignited a late session sell-off and sparked investor panic.

The crashing Chinese stock market has had a major impact stateside, with the Dow Jones Industrial average falling 7.5% to open 2016. That’s why we're talking with Money Morning experts about what a China stock market crash means for your money.

The crashing Chinese stock market has had a major impact stateside, with the Dow Jones Industrial average falling 7.5% to open 2016. That's why we talking with Money Morning experts about what a China stock market crash means for your money.

How to Protect Your Money During a Stock Market Collapse

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 12.4% from its May highs, and Money Morning experts anticipate more volatility ahead in 2016.

Is a stock market collapse in the forecast? Our experts tell investors what to expect next and even how to profit during a market downturn...

Your Complete Bear Market 2016 Investing Guide

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 12.4% from its May highs, and Money Morning experts anticipate more volatility ahead in 2016.

That’s why they’ve compiled their complete bear market investing guide for 2016…

Here’s how you can protect your money, and even profit, during a bear market in 2016…

What Is a Bear Market?

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With the broader markets all selling off to start 2016, investors have been asking us, "What is a bear market?"

By definition, a "bear market" is a sharp shift in investor sentiment from optimism to widespread fear, pessimism, and panic.

But there's a lot more to than answer than that. Here's your full answer and how to protect your money in 2016...

2016 Stock Market Crash: How Low Will the S&P Drop

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2016 Stock Market Crash: Global markets have tanked so far this year, and the S&P 500 has already fallen 10.4% from its May 2015 high.

Investors are now wondering how far the S&P 500 could drop during a 2016 stock market crash, so we turned to Money Morning Global Credit Strategist Michael Lewitt for his prediction. After reviewing market data, he has revised his original S&P 500 prediction for Money Morning readers.

But first, here's why investors are panicking about a possible 2016 stock market crash...