Big, scary stock market sell-offs happen all the … – Business Insider

The markets have been getting rocked this week.Stocks in the US were lower for a fourth day on Friday following Thursday’s brutal sell-off. The Dow was down as much as 291 points Friday with all 30 Dow stocks lower.  The S&P 500 briefly dropped below 2,000 for the first time since February (all of it sectors were in the red).Friday’s intra-day low of 1,993 […]

In Search of a Stock Market Bubble

by The Brooklyn InvestorSo, (the sentence starts with “so” because this is a sort of ongoing discussion that’s been going on here for years) I’ve been thinking about the overall market again.  Despite my telling people to ignore this and ignore that, I can’t help it; sometimes I think about this stuff.  Well, it’s OK to think about it as […]

Will Collapse in Oil Price Cause a Stock Market Crash? –

Will Collapse in Oil Price Cause a Stock Market Crash? By TOM THERRAMUS AND STEVE AUSTIN for OIL-PRICE.NET, 2015/01/14The Black Monday stock market crash of October 19th, 1987 was the largest one-day percentage decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The crash was a genuinely perplexing event. To informed observers it seemed to have little basis in economic fundamentals. There […]

A Comprehensive Risk Analysis: Gold Vs. The Stock Market …

SummaryWhile we cannot totally eliminate our bias, we can look at data objectively to reach a less biased conclusion.
Black Monday has a very significant impact on the statistical risk measures for the S&P 500.
It is justified for long-term investors to remove Black Monday from the risk analysis.
If Black Monday is included than gold has somewhat lower risk measures than stocks; […]

Black Monday: Panicked Russian markets crash 10 percent over …

Black Monday: Panicked Russian markets crash 10 percent over UkraineBy Agence France-PresseMonday, March 3, 2014 8:41 ESTTopics: President Vladimir Putin ♦ ukraineMoscow (AFP) – Russian stock markets Monday crashed almost 10 percent and the ruble plunged to historic lows in value against the dollar and euro, as alarm grew over the potentially disastrous economic consequences of military intervention in Ukraine.Russia’s […]