Stocks To Crash Worldwide In 2016

January 11, 2016
Founder & Chief Editor of Gold Eagle

One of the most reliable truisms of stock markets worldwide is that History Is Prologue…and that Market Cycles are immutable…where only time and magnitude change.  During the past 20 years Wall Street has enjoyed three Bull Markets…and the first two were followed by devastating Bear Markets. Specifically, US stocks fell -37% in the 2000-2002 bear market, while the DOW stocks index plummeted -54% in the 2007-2008 debacle.

And it is imperative to take note the current US Bull Market is one of the longest secular uptrend periods in history of rising stock prices. Consequently, as history is testament an eventual and inevitable Bear Market will soon follow.  What is probably unique this time is the fact that major stock markets worldwide appear to be moving in lethal concert with the US in developing Bear Market trends of declining stocks.  Consequently, our forecast of evolving global Bear Markets will be demonstrated by the price charts of the 20 major stock indices in the world (the vertical white lines pinpoint where each bear market began per the Technical Indicators shown).  These major markets are:

DOW Jones Industrial Index$INDU&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p07293210459&a=437661841&listNum=2

S&P500 Index$SPX&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p59494386313&a=437662765&listNum=2

NASDAQ Index$COMPQ&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p31581466264&a=437663085&listNum=2

Dow Jones Global Index$DJW&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p56767214246&a=437663163&listNum=2

FTSE All World Index$FAW&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p85570354351&a=437663395&listNum=2

Global Dow Index$GDOW&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p05892760235&a=437664311&listNum=2

MSCI World Index (excluding US)$MSWORLD&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p75213725567&a=437664455&listNum=2

FTSE Index (UK)$FTSE&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p75442567328&a=437664979&listNum=2

Europe 600 Index$STOXX600&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p87842163579&a=437665119&listNum=2

German DAX Index$DAX&pM&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p84074945626&a=437665140&listNum=2

French CAC Index$CAC&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p32097070009&a=437665157&listNum=2

Russian ETF

Emerging Markets ETF

Shanghai Stock Index$SSEC&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p74043045462&a=437667174&listNum=1

Hong Kong Stock Index$HSI&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p04521476464&a=437667202&listNum=1

FTSE China 25 Index

Japan Nikkei Index$NIKK&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p66653594287&a=437668445&listNum=1

India Bombay Stock Index$BSE&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p46843280508&a=437668461&listNum=1

Brazilian Stock Index$BVSP&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p17190294609&a=437668479&listNum=1

Canadian S&P Stock Index$TSX&p=M&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p81466913785&a=440350469&listNum=2

DOW Stock Index Historically And Horrifically Over-Valued Today

Here is a 100-Year Chart of DJIA. Much insight can be gleaned from it.  Here are the most salient features of this DOW Century chart (below):

1921-1929 Bull Market

Compound Annual Grow Rate was 23.5%, peaking in late 1929.

Subsequent Bear Market crash saw DOW crashing -85% from its 1929 peak.

1949-1965 Bull Market

Compound Annual Grow Rate was 9.6%, peaking in late 1965.

Subsequent Bear Market crash saw DOW losing -73% from its 1965 peak.

1982-1999 Bull Market

Compound Annual Grow Rate was 13.1%, peaking in late 1999.

Subsequent Bear Market crash saw DOW losing -51% from its 1999 peak.

2009-2015 Bull Market

Compound Annual Grow Rate was 18.9%, peaking in mid-2015.

To be sure, the extent of the forth-coming Bear Market will be determined in 2016 and/or 2017.  However, if the impending Bear Market declines the average of the first three, the DOW Index may well plummet -70% to about 5500.  However, no one really knows how bad the on-coming Bear Market will be…as there are too many variables. Nonetheless, it ain’t gonna be a mere Teddy-Bear Market…bank on it.

Indeed, very volatile economic and geopolitical conditions prevail today throughout the world. Again history is testament that these conditions were never the mother of investor confidence. Consequently, extreme investor PRUDENCE is warranted in order to finally survive the on-coming horrific market volatility.

And as I have said before…and bears repeating (pardon the pun):

Heretofore GREED AND COMPLACENCY will soon morph into FEAR AND ANGST…as market values relentlessly tumble.

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Founder of Gold-Eagle in January 1997.  Vronsky has over 42 years’ experience in the international investment world, having cut his financial teeth in Wall Street as a financial analyst with White Weld. Vronsky speaks three languages with indifference: English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.  His education includes a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, a Liberal Arts degree from Hartnell College and a MBA in International Business Administration from UCLA – qualifying as Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi for high scholastic achievements.  Vronsky believes gold and silver will be recognized as legal tender in all 50 US states and many countries worldwide.  You may reach I. M Vronsky at: and/or

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