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15 Signs That We Are Near The Peak Of An Absolutely Massive Stock Market Bubble

Bubble - Photo by Jeff KubinaOne of the men that won the Nobel Prize for economics this year says that "bubbles look like this" and that he is "most worried about the boom in the U.S. stock market."  But you don't have to be a Nobel Prize winner to see what is happening.  It should be glaringly apparent to anyone with half a brain.  The financial markets have been soaring while the overall economy has been stagnating.  Reckless injections of liquidity into the financial system by the Federal Reserve have pumped up stock prices to ridiculous extremes, and people are becoming concerned.  In fact, Google searches for the term "stock bubble" are now at the highest level that we have seen since November 2007.  Despite assurances from the mainstream media and the Federal Reserve that everything is just fine, many Americans are beginning to realize that we have seen this movie before.  We saw it during the dotcom bubble, and we saw it during the lead up to the horrible financial crisis of 2008.  So precisely when will the bubble burst this time?  Nobody knows for sure, but without a doubt this irrational financial bubble will burst at some point.  Remember, a bubble is always the biggest right before it bursts, and the following are 15 signs that we are near the peak of an absolutely massive stock market bubble...

#1 Bob Shiller, one of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize for economics, says that "bubbles look like this" and that he is "most worried about the boom in the U.S. stock market."

#2 The total amount of margin debt has risen by 50 percent since January 2012 and it is now at the highest level ever recorded.  The last two times that margin debt skyrocketed like this were just before the bursting of the dotcom bubble in 2000 and just before the financial crisis of 2008.  When this house of cards comes crashing down, things are going to get very messy...

"When the tablecloth gets pulled out from under the place settings, you're going to have a lot of them crash and smash on the floor," said Uri Landesman, president of Platinum Partners hedge fund. "That margin's going to get pulled and everyone's going to have to cover. That's when you get really serious corrections."

#3 Since the bottom of the market in 2009, the Dow has jumped 143 percent, the S&P 500 is up 165 percent and the Nasdaq has risen an astounding 213 percent.  This does not reflect economic reality in any way, shape or form.

#4 Market research firm TrimTabs says that the S&P 500 is "very overpriced" right now.

#5 Marc Faber recently told CNBC that "we are in a gigantic speculative bubble".

#6 In the United States, Google searches for the term "stock bubble" are at the highest level that we have seen since November 2007 - just before the last stock market crash.

#7 Price to earnings ratios are very high right now...

The Dow was trading at 17.8 times the past four quarters of earnings of its 30 components, according to The Wall Street Journal on Friday. That was up from 13.7 times its earnings a year ago. The S&P 500 is trading at 18.7 times earnings. The Nasdaq-100 Index is trading at 21.5 times earnings. At the very least, the ratios are signaling that stock prices are rich.

#8 According to CNBC, Pinterest is currently valued at more than 3 billion dollars even though it has never earned a profit.

#9 Twitter is a seven-year-old company that has never made a profit.  It actually lost 64.6 million dollars last quarter.  But according to the financial markets it is currently worth about 22 billion dollars.

#10 Right now, Facebook is trading at a valuation that is equivalent to approximately 100 years of earnings, and it is currently supposedly worth about 115 billion dollars.

#11 Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital recently stated that he believes that "markets are riskier than at any time since the depths of the 2008/9 crisis".

#12 As Graham Summers recently noted, retail investors are buying stocks at a level not seen since the peak of the dotcom bubble back in 2000.

#13 David Stockman, a former director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan, believes that this financial bubble is going to end very badly...

"We have a massive bubble everywhere, from Japan, to China, Europe, to the UK.  As a result of this, I think world financial markets are extremely dangerous, unstable, and subject to serious trouble and dislocation in the future."

#14 Bob Janjuah of Nomura Securities believes that there "could be a 25% to 50% sell off in global stock markets" over the next couple of years.

#15 According to Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge, the U.S. stock market is repeating a pattern that we have seen many times before.  According to him, we are experiencing "a well-defined syndrome of 'overvalued, overbought, overbullish, rising-yield' conditions that has appeared exclusively at speculative market peaks – including (exhaustively) 1929, 1972, 1987, 2000, 2007, 2011 (before a market loss of nearly 20% that was truncated by investor faith in a new round of monetary easing), and at three points in 2013: February, May, and today."

As I mentioned at the top of this article, this stock market bubble has been fueled by quantitative easing.  Easy money from the Fed has been artificially inflating stock prices, and this has greatly benefited a very small percentage of the U.S. population.  In fact, 82 percent of all individually held stocks are owned by the wealthiest 5 percent of all Americans.

When this stock market bubble does burst, those wealthy Americans are going to be in for a tremendous amount of pain.

But there are some people out there that argue that what we are witnessing is not a stock market bubble at all.  That includes Janet Yellen, the new head of the Federal Reserve.  Recently, she insisted that there is absolutely nothing to be worried about...

"Stock prices have risen pretty robustly," Yellen said. "But I think that if you look at traditional valuation measures, you would not see stock prices in territory that suggests bubble-like conditions."

We shall see who was right and who was wrong.  Let's all file that one away and come back to it in a few years.

So where are stocks going next?

If you had the answer to that question, you could probably make a lot of money.

Yes, the current bubble could burst at any moment, or stocks could continue going up for a little while longer.

After all, the S&P 500 has risen in December about 80 percent of the time over the past thirty years.

Perhaps that will be the case this December as well.

Perhaps not.

Do you feel lucky?

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  • RichieRich

    I inform people when this topic comes up that they should sell their mutual funds, stocks and the like and place it in safe haven to keep their gains. The old adage is be fearful when everyone is greedy. Could the market go higher? Yes it can and by how much nobody knows but when it finally pops all hell is going to break lose. It is going to drop like a rock just as fast as it has risen.

    • laura m.

      RRich: Many agree, but what are retirees supposed to do to get interest/dividends from stks since the banks aren’t paying anything?. We are caught in a trap for sure. I have been hearing about collapse for many yrs now, and many with blue chip stks are sticking to their plan of drawing extra income, as many financial gurus have cried wolf too many times in last several decades.

    • william mony

      Dry goods, food. Tools, guns, ammunition

  • tfb

    “Yeah, but it’s the only game in town!”

    -Canada Bill Jones

  • K

    When the controls are lifted, and just the greed that mankind tends towards, rules the day. Destruction is never far off. When the only question asked is, will it turn a profit? When no though is given about right or wrong. History teaches that society will fall. This fall will not be the garden variety. With all the anger,and hate, and greed we see every day. No this fall will be epic.

    • wmcritter

      Freedom is not to blame, tyranny is. I hate how all you morons always jump to blame the free market when we don’t have one. The government is responsible for implementing a corrupt central bank. The government is responsible for taking us off the gold standard and creating our current fiat currency. The government is responsible for printing trillions of dollars out of thin air. The government is responsible for destroying manufacturing and energy production in our country. We do not have a free market, so stop trying to blame it. Every problem in our country has a single common source, and that is our evil and tyrannical government.

      • Gay Veteran

        “…The government is responsible for destroying manufacturing and energy production in our country….”

        riiiiiiight, it had nothing to do with the corporations

  • JailBanksters

    Thing is:
    So many people have been go’in on about this for so many years now, I’ve lost count. And the only thing happening is the Wall St Banks have even more dollars and I have more Silver and Gold decreasing in value each passing month. To what end.
    Gold and Silver are no longer Precious Metals, they are just Metals like copper and tin.

    • Gay Veteran

      dollars are “printed” out of thin air, devaluing the rest of the dollars
      no one prints gold or silver

      • JailBanksters

        Absolutely True.
        So why is Gold and Silver falling through the Floor and the DOW is going to the Moon.

        • Gay Veteran

          it seems like every day there’s a story of banksters being fined (usually for peanuts) for their criminal activity. For example, they rigged the LIBOR interest rates.
          The precious metals markets are small compared to LIBOR, very easy to manipulate.

  • Bill

    Michael, It is about to blow. As you said the market doesn’t reflect economic reality. From unemployment numbers to voter numbers or from health care to national debt nothing makes sense. At the cabal design center everything makes sense and is going as planned.

  • Bosnian Serb

    I can’t wait to buy some puts…

  • Graham

    The realty of a market bubble matches well with the illusions that underly human perception bubbles.

    A certain financial outfit of course knows exactly what it is aiming to achieve at everybody’s expense.

    A subject that around 50 million Americans dare not speak about, nor expose, as it would burst their own bubble.

    The latter being based upon a “service to self” agenda that is already part of a well documented multi billion dollar scam.

    If it wasn’t for this scam, the Federal Reserve, IRS, Congress and the Military Industrial Complex would have been stopped in its tracks by “we the people” back in the 80′s.

    By the time the masses fully awaken, it will be reflected upon in hindsight by the few survivors.

    • Rene Girrard

      Libertarians are no help. They just like to smoke pot.

      • FounderChurch

        You are so right! We need “old fashioned” Republican values.

        • ian

          No thanks. Conservative republican values have brought us nothing. Nada. Zip.

          • FounderChurch

            Who is “us”? Must be some Democrat bum.

          • ian

            name one thin the republican party has done besides wage war on helpless countries and obstruct. Dig deep now.

          • FounderChurch

            The number one thing the GOP has done for America is prevent Democrats from totally destroying our Republic and turning it into a Godless Communist-Nazi nation.

  • mleblanc138

    Consider buying shares in the SDOW? The SDOW is an ETF that represents a short position on the DOW with triple leverage.

  • snootyelites

    BS Article. No where in the article does it mention that the earnings are in par with the equity gains. Then they advertise Gold IRA at the bottom. I am buying stocks in the morning Shiller or not!

  • Rene Girrard

    There are 2 classes of people being formed in the United States. This is the result of exporting millions of middle class jobs to China & Mexico, and importing millions of Asians and Mexicans to do the middle class and lower middle class jobs that do still exist in the U.S.

    • FounderChurch

      The Democrat Nanny State has turned our formerly good Christian workers into worthless spoiled brats.

  • JoeD

    Better hurry up and privatize Social Security so the average schlub can get in on the action!

  • davidmpark

    I would sure like to know where or to whom all that money is going.

    Seems like there should be more to this than just padding accomplishments for Leftists and Progressives. Money, by it’s nature, must be flowing somewhere, and I would really like to know where those streams are flowing into.

    And if it’s where I suspect it’s going, then we have more problems on the horizon than most experts can fathom. I suspect it’s not going into the coffers of the wealthy per se. I think it’s flowing to all the central banks and dictatorships – propping them up artificially. Just my opinion, but I think they already collapsed; we’re helping to create a false front to keep up the status quo and stave off our own collapse. The rich are not rich anymore; fiat currency and debt has them by the throat. The dictators cannot come through with the basics anymore (if they ever could, anyway) and are scared of reprisals and removal. The democracies are buying off the masses with bread and circuses to distract from the crumbling world around them.

    We are living the far-Left Progressive (anti-Liberal) / Right-wing (anti-conservative, anti-libertarian) Progressive Imperialism ideal right now: suicide with a delusional smile.

    • FounderChurch

      Educating YOU should be job one. You are just babbling here with no coherence at all.

      • davidmpark

        Whatever

        • FounderChurch

          Thanks for confirming my diagnosis of you.

    • jaded

      Yeah it would/will take hard work and common sense. Two things A LOT of people don’t want to know about.

    • K

      Forget about those raw materials. They are locked up, for the so called elite. After the population is cut by 80% or more. Then and only then, will those materials become available. Do not underestimate the level of evil, these people are capable of. Will they win? No! But they are going to cause more damage then most can imagine, trying to win.

      • davidmpark

        I do understand the evil they’re capable of: had a terrible childhood and adolescence because of those people. Barely survived.

        Public opinion along with natural and Godly law is against ‘em – they can’t survive that. The damage done depends on what individuals decide to let them ruin.

        • K

          My friend, I have no doubt that God stands against them. It is the only reason they will lose. Public opinion? Sorry 80% are asleep and choose to stay there. Yes some of us will take a stand, but not all that many. But for those few, May God bless you all.

    • usedtobesupermom

      Corporate welfare is DOUBLE that of the poor. It has been for decades. These are the same companies who don’t pay taxes & get tax refunds.

      • Tom_F

        Source, please.

      • davidmpark

        By all means, corporate welfare must be cut off! Corporations exist in their forms to be producers – to create a wanted product and sell it at an agreed upon price with the buyer.

        Feds must stay out of businesses; if the state’s, counties, or local gov’s need to regulate to keep people from getting killed or punish for wrongful loss, then that’s fine – the local’s can vote on it. We need low flat taxes as part of an actual government ‘income’ reduction.

        • Gay Veteran

          amoral American corporations have shipped millions of our jobs overseas

        • Chris

          We don’t need any taxes. Taxation is theft, enforced by violence, plain and simple.

          Everything, government included, should be funded voluntarily without violence and guns, with donations, just like charities are funded.

  • Ralfine

    A P/E ratio of 20 signals that your earnings are 5%, which is still higher than interest rate on savings of 0%.

    • goldminer

      Thats great! So what are you saying? Invest in the bubble? Facebook is around $121 to 1 PE ratio. Not much of a return there. LOL Those numbers were the king when the dotcom bubble blew up.

      IMO Invest in the market for short time only. Get it make money, and out while you can. The banksters will be able to print enough money to hold things together and run it up thru 2014. But then. Look out! Because The feceses will hit the rotary oscillator . Hellcare is the wild card. No telling what carnage it will do to the economy. 2015 is shaping up to be a very bad year.
      As for gold and silver low prices that someone posted eariler… Gold,Silver, and other PMs are being beaten down and manipulated by the FED and central banks to make the sick and ailing dollar look good. The central banks are beating the price down with paper gold with one hand. Then buying up as much physical gold with worthless paper dollars they can with the other hand.
      Maybe they know something you dont!

      • Ralfine

        I don’t invest in financial things, except a bank account, but I need that anyway to pay for bills and receive the salary.

        I put my money into hard tangible things. Like 30cm insulation of my house PLUS proper craftsmanship in installation by professionals so as to avoid mold problems.

        Triple-paned windows to keep the heat in.

        Window shutters to close during the night to insulate more, and to protect the glass during storms.

        etc.

        Above is for my parent’s house that I bought for them to live in, so I won’t need to inherit it and pay inheritance tax.

        Myself I live in rental accommodation near my current job. Here I can only invest in non-house things, like proper clothing for all weather and occasion. Especially rainproof, suitable for walking in snow and ice without freezing or sweating.

        In all these cases the aim is to make my money go a longer way.

        When I started my first job after university I bought cheap luggage. But that was damaged after a year or so and had to be replaced. After the next one, which had me some things stolen from at a flight I got me one without zipper, which was more expensive, and this is now with me for almost 20 years.

        And yes, I still have some cash at home for those days when no ATM works or you can’t use your cards at any shop. (Happened yesterday to RBS customers)

        Gold is a bit useless in a crisis. It is a tool for the rich to remain rich. For the poor it is useless.
        For eating you need to get food for gold. And then you make yourself a target for robbery (That guy has gold!). Not so, if you pay for your food in coins and small notes.

        So, I collect coins and small notes as well. And you need to send in a forensic team to find the cash in my home.

  • wally

    I keep thinking about Black Friday and the whole degradation of society. From the “Knockout Game” and all of the other barbaric crimes that are growing out of control. There are many reasons I believe but most fall to two things…God and Money…Money in this country is worshiped way more than God and I think God will take the country down by war or other means. When the smoke clears we may be in a new world government, I can’t help but think about “The Obsolete Man” twilight zone episode where Mr. Wordsworth the librarian is sent to did because his worth was obsolete. He believed in God and was told the State had proved their was no God. He spent his last time reading out of Psalms. Is that where we are heading? Christianity outlawed, punishable by death? Are we not 80% of the way there now? The state already is telling us what kind of light bulbs we can own and what kind of cars we can drive and where and how we school our kids, forced immunizations, healthcare plan we don’t want, and on and on. As Michael and many others have been warning about for years, I fear the worst is coming…It may start with economic collapse but it won’t end there I am afraid.

    • wally

      *die not did

    • Kent Harris

      Here is something else to consider Iran is working night and day to have an ICBM capable of hitting the US in 2 years. Obama signed an agreement without consulting Congress with Iran’s nuclear capability.

      • agglebert

        if you still buy the absolutely idiotic propaganda that iran will bomb ameriKa or israel please DO NOT! iran will bomb saudi arabia long before they bomb anyone else if they ever become capable of bombing anyone. your enemy is the people of this country who continue to vote for repubs and dems not iran and certainly not the bogeyman of terrorism muslim or domestic. because of you voters who vote for the two parties the real enemy RUSSIA will be the one along with the chinese will attack us.

        • Ralfine

          There is no need to attack the US. They will make themselves obsolate by themselves.
          Just need to protect against an influx of armed american refugees.

        • william mony

          Correct, russia and china are behind every move of Iran or north Korea, so they are our true enemies. I think obama has cut our military so bad and not as me is low that trouble is coming. I think 2014 is a year we should all fear.
          Pray

          • Gay Veteran

            oh please, the bloated Pentagon budget could be cut in half and NO ONE would dare attack us

          • headinhome7

            WRONG! We have a president that has earned a world reputation of being weak,scared and indecisive.A tempting target for a bunch of Muslims!

          • Gay Veteran

            We have a president who MURDERS Muslims with drones.
            Get a f-ing clue

          • headinhome7

            Gay Veteran,you should know now that Muslims kill each other as much as they kill the “Infidel” so Obama doesn`t mind killing a fellow muslim.Sooooo with all due respect….U get a clue! Your friend,HH7

          • Gay Veteran

            hey junior, you’re the one wetting your pants over them “islamofascists”.

          • headinhome7

            They did on 9-11 and many other times when we had a larger military budget….Why not now?

          • Chris

            It is not clear who attacked us on 9-11. Most of the alleged hijackers were Saudi Arabian, so it certainly was not Iraq or Afghanistan who we invaded and bombed. There is a thing called a false flag attack, that has been used many times in the past. We don’t know for certain if 9-11 was a genuine attack from an outside party or a false flag done by psychopathic elements within our own government, to further an agenda.

          • Gay Veteran

            gee, wonder why they hate us?
            could it have any thing to do with us supporting brutal dictators in their countries, killing innocents with drones, etc.

          • TESS

            Russia…Iran…Pakistan…N. Korea..are not in the Central Banking system that is greatly needed to be in place in nations in order for the New World Order proponents to be successful…The NWO also controls American media..is it any wonder the media makes these particular nations the NEW GHOST ENEMIES OF AMERICA….The Arab terrorist threat turned out to be a fat lie…so ..why would you beleive all this BS against these sovereign nations?

            Leave IRAN ALONE…they never said they wanted to blast Israel off the map…NUT-MAN-YAHOO LIES ABOUT THIS..CAUSE ITS A PART OF THEIR TALMUDIC RELIGION TO LIE IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THEIR OBJECTIVE… their selfish agenda of NWO CONTROL..

            Jews May Lie to Non-Jews

            Baba Kamma 113a. Jews may use lies (“subterfuges”) to circumvent
            a Gentile.

            Jews May Rob and Kill Non-Jews

            Sanhedrin 57a . When a Jew murders a gentile (“Cuthean”), there
            will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a gentile he may keep.

            Baba Kamma 37b. The gentiles are outside the protection of the law and
            God has “exposed their money to Israel.”

            The term ‘Jew” never showed up till the book of Kings…therefore..there is NO WAY the Books of Moses are of the Jews..AGAIN..THEY LIE

          • headinhome7

            Oh I see,you`re antisemitic.A Hebrew and Jew is the same thing.Jesus lineage goes back to Abraham.You say “Leave Iran alone” and they`ve never threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the earth? My goodness,where have you been?Two weeks ago their new president said “Israel is a cancer that needs to be removed!” Their last president Mahmood Ahmadinijad threatened many times!The “Jews” are Gods chosen people and if you need proof…Look at the wars of 1948,1967 ,1973 and the 1980.How does a nation vastly outnumbered win so many wars if God is not with them? Why do you hate Jews? HH7

          • Gay Veteran

            gee, how many countries has Iran invaded over the past 100 years?

        • headinhome7

          agglebert,you need to study Islamic “End Times Eschatology”.Muslims want to bring back their “Mhadi” aka The 12th. Imam.That requires world turmoil.If they get the bomb,you bet….they will hit the US and the rest of their enemies!

          • Gay Veteran

            and they’re just as kooky as a lot of “Christians”

      • william mony

        Obama lied. Again. The deal is a fools bargain that is equivalent to getting everything they want(Iran) because Valerie Jarrett another Marxist idealist in his admin is behind it.

        • Gay Veteran

          bilge

      • King Lear

        Obamao is a criminal piece of trash.

      • Gay Veteran

        quit wetting your pants over Iran

      • Gay Veteran

        bilge

    • Mondobeyondo

      The uncomfortable truth which nobody wants to admit:
      America is going down.

      • william mony

        Obama is making sure he fulfills his role
        Divide the country , tax the middle class out of existence, class warfare, divide on party lines, and control food (food stamps), energy( epa regulations), employment(government becoming best employer, kill private industry) and be in a constant threat of domestic terror(homeland security is going to be larger than the military) and reward on loyalty to him not how job is done( see Irs, Bengali, fast and furious, white house press Corp gets controlled by the white house or they are gone) and it becomes very clear that the fundamentally change America has driven over the average American.

      • Biggie

        Hey Mondo, did you find a job yet?

        • Mondobeyondo

          Still nothing yet. The (seemingly) never ending search continues… Time to start shifting focus from “career” to “survival”. Careers as we have known them, in the 21st century may be passé.

          • Stacey

            Do you know how to paint Mondo? Minor drywall repairs, ect? Try a nursing home. Offer reasonable prices and make yourself indespensible.

    • william mony

      My friend you have nailed it. Those guillitones and fema camps aren’t for terrorists. They will be used on Christians.
      But hold your head high, think that this current flawed worldly system is not long for time and the true king is coming and will set things straight once and for all. Jesus is coming, pray for the strength to keep.your faith.

      • 65starship

        you have paranoid schizophrenia

        • headinhome7

          No,he doesn`t have paranoid schizophrenia,he has……Gods Word!

          • 65starship

            the bible is untestable crap

          • Anonymous

            How dare you condemn the Bible???
            Oh wait, because its not logical at all and it’s based on fear and poor data!

          • Daniel Morgan III

            Just like liberalism which is probably your ‘religion.’

        • denoidio

          why is he paranoid? Christians are persecuted all over the country and all throughout history. They are the most persecuted religious people in the world this is a fact their have been many books written on the subject. Christians are already being mistreated in america and maybe eventually it will be physically. (hopefully not)

          And us Christians do believe Jesus Christ will return but we don’t know when. it does not have to be in our lifetime.

          If you don’t believe in any of this than thats fine. That is your choice and freedom to do so in this christian country. But please be respectful in the future. Remember in a atheist country like all the communists you won’t have the freedom to do so!

          • 65starship

            you’re just as paranoid

          • Gay Veteran

            “…Christians are persecuted all over the country….”

            PROOF PLEASE

      • headinhome7

        Maranatha!

    • El Pollo de Oro

      A good response to The Knockout Game would be The Chopoff Response. If some cretin gets caught playing The Knockout Game, he gets his hand chopped off. Chop!

    • 65starship

      no one wants to outlaw christianity you’re just delusional

  • MeMadMax

    Only a couple of things, and/or a combination of things has to happen before this party ends:
    1. The fed tapers/ends QE. Not likely to happen.
    2. China stops bond buying/using the dollar, resulting in the rest of the world following suit, causing uncontrollable inflation. Very likely to happen, already in progress.
    3. Neither one or two happens and we cross a magic line where inflation becomes uncontrollable and it crashes on its own, causing number 2 to happen.

    Either way, it’s kinda crappy that the whole thing rests on just a few things to happen before it all comes crashing down again… Not a way to plan for the future at all…

  • XSANDIEGOCA

    The pumping won’t stop. Obama Care has to be finessed and the election looms.

  • Citizen X19

    Another excellent post, Michael. Too bad nobody in authority is listening.

    • ian

      Most people arent listening to the boy who cried wolf. Over and over again.

  • gutty

    dude, you come out with the same story, except for changing the title a little, every month. come up with something new.

  • FounderChurch

    Pro Life is NOT forcing Demon Rat Heathens to bear children they hate, but rather as Mother T said, by Conservative Believers HAVING MANY MORE CHILDREN, and to stop murdering their own children with demonic Birth Control of ANY type and sort including so-called “natural” family planning. Catholics listen to me. Search “FounderChurch” for 5000 hits. The Pope is wrong on this issue, AND on the death penalty. Amen

    • Guest

      stay on topic please…

  • agglebert

    the dow jones is headed to 20,000 before any major crash happens, if it does before 30,000. it’s just that plain and simple. QE to infinity meaning until they are ready for the collapse. they aren’t ready yet. should you get prepared. yes, but you have time.

  • DJohn1

    The problem is that too many amateurs are involved in the stock market. When this happens it crashes and burns.
    You will have a large number of banks and credit unions going under.
    Social Security and everyone else has chosen to go direct deposit (forced by the government) and so when all these banks fail people will not be able to get there money out of the banks before they fail.
    The fault lies in accounting. The companies are lying about their books! And no one is doing anything about it, because the alternative is a crash no one wants. The companies often correct the books 2 or 3 months after the fact. That doesn’t help the investors.
    The other problem is pensions. So many are in hock right now that there is going to be an incredible crash of real income by the pensioners and that will lead to a bigger crash on the retail market. We are talking about a third of the population. Don’t have exact figures. But that third is supporting a lot of the people out of work right now. I have never seen so many younger and middle aged people having to return home because they have no income.
    When the old people crash and burn financially it does not just effect that third of the population. It effects everybody!
    Hueston, 1988, there was an eye opening crash of the oil market. Many banks went under. People with money in those banks eventually got it back if it was in savings. We are talking 6 months to 9 months down the road. Many also had their mortgages with the same crashed banks. The bankrupt banks foreclosed on the same people that they stole the money from by closing their doors!
    Eventually the people got their money back. But by then they had lost everything they owned.
    I don’t think anything in the rules has changed.
    Banks, lawyers, and bankruptcy rules remain to steal everything someone owns when the stock market goes south.
    The people that win sell short. But who knew that in 2007 that shortly the market would drop from 12 to around 6? And who can sell that short?
    I had cash money back then. If I knew what I was doing I could have tripled my money. But then The securities exchange my have gotten involved so I didn’t do it.
    My conclusion is that all these bankers are going to be lined up against a wall somewhere and shot one of these days. It isn’t personal. It is business. How often have they quoted that line?

    Well when your family is starving, has no place to live, and that is the majority of the middle class and the poverty stricken lower class, then there is going to be a new group of people in charge. Because the mobs will want blood.
    Might think about that when you pull this latest sleezy trick that destroys so many people.

  • JustanOguy

    “But there are some people out there that argue that what we are witnessing is not a stock market bubble at all. That includes Janet Yellen, the new head of the Federal Reserve.”

    “Stock prices have risen pretty robustly,” Yellen said. “But I think that if you look at traditional valuation measures, you would not see stock prices in territory that suggests bubble-like conditions.”

    Lol… I remember Alan Greenspan saying the same thing back in 2005 about the real estate bubble…. even though the fundamentals were completely out of whack.

    I’ve been out of the stock market for a full year now. When there are so many companies with book values far less then what their stock is worth, it’s time to bail.

    Patiently waiting for the bubble to pop so I can jump back in on some selected companies that have some decent financials.

    It’ll happen… always does.

  • ian

    Sigh…..the same articles year after year. You folks are buying into a lie. The economy will be all roses to this and other websites as soon as another white rich republican man gets into the white house. Just watch.

    Get a life.

    • lordonlow

      as IF the 10+ year sucker runup in the housing sector wasn’t a relentless “year after year” phenomenon. talk about manipulation: fannie and freddie alone should be enough to get YOU to take a kool aid break rather than piss on those pointing out how the grossest market distortions in history can’t possibly turn out well.

      • Gay Veteran

        not to mention the banksters and their massive fraud

  • ArigatouGozaimas

    Stocks remain a risky investment, I’d hesitate to invest in large cap corporations and highly speculative stocks. I thought commodity stocks were better but they are being manipulated to the low side as the Federal Reserve and the big banks continue their agenda of falsifying the word economy.

    Finance articles will constantly push stocks and discourage any ownership of commodity related investments. Despite current loses, I still believe a gold mine will be a gold mine when the bubble bursts. However, no investment is safe.

    So how do we prepare for the next collapse? This is a secular list. I did not include my most important preparation. The bottom of this list is more important than the top.

    1. Get out of all Debt ((If at all possible)): Have as little debt as possible, If you have massive debt it is better to declare bankruptcy and downgrade your lifestyle than to simply continue servicing it.

    2. Stow Things((If at all possible)): Save what you can, but Diversify your Save: If you have money saved, put some in cash on hand, some in bank, some in a second bank, some in physical gold, some in reasonable stocks, some in physical silver, some in long term food storage. Manage base on your responsibilities and capabilities.

    3. People: Be Involved with Your Community: Having a negative attitude about everything only makes things worse. Things may get bad, but it is better to have good people and friends around you in that time than to be isolated and alone. Or worse yet, to have been hanging with the wrong crowd. You’ll always have to deal with people, know how to relate to them in a positive way.

    4. Educate Yourself: (Last but not least) Don’t be ignorant!!! You don’t have to pay thousands upon thousands for a college education. Educate yourself. Learn what you already know and learn it better. Increase your vocabulary, learn some history, learn a new skill, study a new language, learn how to repair your vehicle, learn a trade. There are so many resources out there if you are determined to stop watching so much television and learn! So set some educational goals and work on them, you may be surprised by the results.

    5. Select your Entertainment Carefully: American TV culture is broken, garbage in, garbage out. It can be a nice break, but it is mental poison. the mind can do so much more if our time is used wisely. Reality shows and daytime television are infusing our culture with negative, ignorant, and hateful messages. Our movies and music have become corrupted to promote a hedonistic and sarcastic attitude toward life. Please be careful what you put in your brain, do not watch garbage so casually.

  • Musivick

    the fiat Stock markets will drop 15-25% when China actually De-Americanizes the global USD as reserve & PetroDollar as OPEC requirement… then both shoes will drop

  • mar1950

    In the event of a major downturn in the markets and economy, what would the Fed do? Cut rates? The Funds has been at zero for 5 years with all rates at historic lows. More QE? China has already announced it doesn’t need the dollar. The Fed is now monetizing at least half the deficit. A crash now and we would be where we have never been before. The Fed having fired all it monetary ammunition. I believe everything would be wiped out. Pensions, insurance co.s, Banks, businesses, everything. Everything would have be bailed out or it would bankrupt. What will “Calamity Janet” do? She is clueless.

  • Mondobeyondo

    The longer the stock market rally continues, the worse the coming calamity will be.

  • Frank Bell

    Marc Faber has been wrong for five years!

    Or – he lied to the public.

    He has been buying stocks since 2009, while telling everyone that the DOW would crash.

    Don’t trust him!

    BTW If the stock market is a bubble, then Bitcoin is FOR SURE! It has gone from 5 Dollars to 1000 Dollars.

    • Frank Bell

      Addendum

      I see that someone voted me down, so I wan’t to make it clear:

      I wouldn’t advise anyone to buy stocks unless he knows exactly what he is doing!

      Like back in 2000 and 2008, the Wall Street will prey upon you if you buy stocks in this market.

      But be careful when listening to “experts” like Marc Faber. They DON’T give you the full picture. They are ahead of us in financial terms.

  • piccadillybabe

    Wall Street is being very carefully orchestrated by the elite in this country. They are riding this bubble and know when it will burst probably to the day and hour. Those who are not privy to that information are taking big risks . How can FB and Twitter be worth that kind of money? They are no more than glorified blogs. It seems that new rules (secret and silent) have been written regarding monetary value of whatever happens to be trendy at any given time. Obviously, they sell the information to whomever is willing to pay the price and there goes your privacy. So participant beware!

    • Gene Baugh BBA

      By discounting expected future add revenue.

  • robert burns

    How many years have the doom and gloom reports been flooding the news? Over and over and over we’ve heard the sky is going to collapse. Just around the corner. Blah, blah, blah.

    Well folks, IT has collapsed already for millions and millions of people in the USA alone. Consider most of Africa, India, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Russia and Brazil among others, and the vast majority of those countries have been beyond dirt poor through history.

    The rich and powerful have always made it just fine and this will be no exception. Faber and Schiff are millionaires many times over. They will be unaffected as will every rich person mostly.

    I stopped listening to these “skyfalling types” long ago. I make my own decisions regarding investments and no, I do not own gold. Remember when it was going to go to 5,000? I do not hold stocks but not because I am afraid of a collapse but because I’m not a player. You cannot beat the big guys in this arena. I’d love to get back to 5% interest on CDs and such. Not likely to happen so what I’ve done for 30 years is remain debt free.

    Collapse, apart from an asteroid hitting us, happens to groups of people, even nations but not to rich, powerful people. It is less a problem for debt free people provided they are not living hand to mouth, paycheck to paycheck.

  • Arizona

    SOME people want everything yesterday,some want it tomorrow,and a few would like to know years in advance,IT GIVES THEM a chance to be ready,the rest die or lose it all,and wonder how it happened,because they didn’t take action the minute they heard it,…WHEN the anti-christ divides JERUSALEM,the end of america will come so fast,most won’t even be close to ready….BUT THE RUSSIANS and CHINESE and DHS will be.and they do plan to march you off to their FEMA DEATH CAMPS too,and not only that, but put the mark of the beast in you and then chop off your head,..better wakeup,your out of time………………….

    • 65starship

      another paranoid schizophenia

  • Houtex77

    And this is just the tip of the iceberg. The entire global economy will collapse thus paving the way for antichrist to enforce his universal monetary system.

    • 65starship

      the antichrist is a imaginary foe

  • MegaLiberty74

    Exactly, the market has been going crazy yet real unemployment is about 23% and real inflation is around 10% according to Shadow Stats. There is no real growth occurring.

    Watch out for a possible “bail in” when you know what hits the fan. Just like in Greece, banks are going to take a nice portion of your money.

    • Gene Baugh BBA

      It’s from lower costs due to lower interest rates. Top line revenue has not grown much this year.

      • Gay Veteran

        lower interest rates means someone (savers) is receiving less income

  • tess

    GET RID OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE…..THE IRS…THEY ARE PRIVATELY OWNED INSTITUTIONS…Its the same as if I began my own tax looting system…GOOGLE SECRET KOSHER TAXES….see that Jewish Rabbis are also taxing you…So..who runs the IRS? How can the collection of these SECRET TAXES ever be successful unless the OBVIOUS is going on in America…

    WHO CONTROLS AMERICA? thezog.wordpress

    Most Americans live in THE MATRIX OF LIES created for them through controlled television..and movies…AMERICA IS ALREADY INVOLVED IN A CIVIL WAR…WERE BEING ATTACKED FROM WITHIN. Which was the ONLY way America could be taken down according to the fathers..

    GOOGLE CICERO THE TRAITOR FROM WITHIN

  • 65starship

    another imaginary friend or foe irrational belief

  • 65starship

    imaginary friend or foe irrational belief

  • amongoose

    The stock market rises at double digit rates,
    and the real inflation economic growth drops at a 2-3% rate,
    but that’s not a bubble.

  • Digby Green

    I agree there is a big bubble and it will have to burst sometime.
    But few of your 15 reasons were facts, most were just opinions by commentators, they are not “reasons”

  • jimmy

    Stock market bubble, stocks are soaring, all of these warnings from investors about a stock market crash, people this is all done intentionally so that the elites can bring in there long awaited vision of a N.W.O. This is no accident. Nobody back in 2007 or 2008 pushed a wrong button and then all of this economic disaster happened, NO, there’s going to eventually be an economic crash, right after that there’s going to be a ww3 and then when it’s all said and done, the elites are going to bring in there long awaited N.W.O where there going to be in control and then all hell will break lose because this is all in the bible. People that belive in the lord and belive in the latter day times that we live in right now should prepare to receive the lord and for his coming kingdom, because all of this is going to be gone. So get ready and pray.

  • Rebecca

    Well do you? Punk…. :)

    • DiscouragedOne

      Playing Russian roulette probably has better odds.

  • Gene Baugh BBA

    16. There is a very solid Elliot Wave interpretation that the top is already in. I spend about 10% of my research time keeping up to date with Elliot Wave Theory.

  • AllGone..

    LOL, you don’t have to be anything but a half-bl@ck dumb@$$ to win the Nobel Prize!

  • tickyul

    Yellen could goose the markets……bump up QE another 10 billion or so, YES!!!!!!!!

  • Karl

    OK I can see it both ways we now control the middle eastern oil etc. and the “wars” are mostly over but yes the market has risen way beyond reason. In the last crash oil dropped from $144 to $33 in four months! Stocks dropped with it. When oil bottomed stocks did too because oil backs the US Petrodollar. If oil drops watch out! If oil prices are calm? don’t worry. (John J. McCloy’s ghost)

  • Gay Veteran

    jeez, quit wetting your pants over Iran
    You probably still believe that Iraq had WMD

  • Tom_F

    Invalid. Not factual. In addition, your ‘source’ is a compendium of op/eds and anecdotes, not researched or verifiable.

  • Gay Veteran

    bilge

  • Bosnian Serb

    I agree with you. Believe me that there is no way to punish people like you and me forever.

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