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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...

Your Stock Market Correction Survival Guide

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While the markets did not quite make it to official stock market correction territory this week, the 6% drop in less than a month should have reminded investors that they always need to be prepared for a downturn.

And mind you -- despite a rebound today (Friday), this correction may not be over. That means investors need a plan.

These strategies will help you survive - and even profit from -- a stock market correction...

If This Is a Stock Market Correction, "Bring It On"


After last week's gyrations, the Standard and Poor's 500 Index is down 5.5% from its September highs - more than halfway to a stock market correction of about 10%.

But Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald -- a seasoned market analyst with 33 years of experience - refuses to go along with the gloom-and-doom crowd that's now predicting a stock market crash of 20% to 30%.

In fact, not even a 10% stock market correction bothers him.

To find out why Fitz-Gerald would relish a stock market correction, watch this video.

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No, This Is Not a Tech Bubble – And You Can Still Profit

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The bears are out in full force trumpeting the news that there's a tech bubble, and the steep decline has started.

As of today's opening, the Nasdaq Composite has dropped 7.3% in just over three weeks. That drop followed an incredible run where the index climbed 28% from September 2013 through September 2014.

But according to Money Morning experts, this is unequivocally not a tech bubble.

In fact, bailing out now is one of the worst moves an investor could make…

Stock Market Crash Fears Do Not Mean "Head-for-the-Hills" – Here's What to Do Instead

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Fears of a stock market crash were stoked again yesterday (Thursday), with the Dow Jones Industrial Average taking its biggest dive of the year -- a loss of 334 points.

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, a seasoned market analyst with 33 years of experience, says this is not a "head for the hills moment," but an opportunity for savvy investors.

In this video, Fitz-Gerald also digs into the reasons for the mini stock market crash and what to expect in the weeks ahead.

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