8 reasons the market might crash

With the stock market at new highs, there's lots of chatter saying the next great crash is just around the corner. There are good reasons to expect a pullback, but what could set off something worse?

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Apr 11, 2013 7:01PM
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i got a catalyst for you...

when government cant squeeze anymore money out of the people of this country to cover their thievery...when the congress of the united states destroys the working man of this country...

when there are no more consumers, for your service industry thievery to fleece

when there is chaos in the streets due to the poor not having what they need to live...

Apr 11, 2013 7:41PM
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Reason 9 = The government stops kidding themselves and everyone else and admits the true unemployment rate is closer to 20% - What do you think happens to all of these people when their benefits (emergency too) run out?  They magically become re-employed and therefore they don't have to be counted?  Just take a walk around my neighborhood - middle-class America is broke, homeless and hungry.

Reason 10 = The government runs out of paper to keep printing money on.  I finally figured out why the Dow is 14,000 instead of 5 - 6,000.  Its called inflation.  Government printed the money to justify/make up the gains in the stock market over the past 5 years - either that or we are now valuing companies at 13 time sales versus the traditional 5 times sales.

Reason 11(really should be #1) = God says "that's enough" and returns as promised to take the believers home.
Apr 11, 2013 7:33PM
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As long as the Federal Reserve can conjure up and print unlimited amounts of dollars, they can engineer any stock index price level they wish, and that’s exactly what they are doing right now.

Apr 11, 2013 7:59PM
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I have gave the market a lot of thought and research.  And, I have had many years experience with the market.  Here is my opinion.

 

The market might crash,  however it might just keep going up,  then again it might go down a little then go back up some, but the market might go down quite a bit and then recover and go back up, however it might just stay about the same as it is now,  but several things tell me it might not crash at all and go sky high,  however it might crash and go through the floor,  but there is a good chance it might double in the next couple years,  however it might go down some and then go way up,  but if it does go down it will come back up in a few days or at least years,  but,  I am just not completely sure which way it will go.

 

I knew you would want my expert advice and opinion.   You're welcome,  *('v')*

Apr 11, 2013 7:07PM
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Reason 1. Because the house always wins.

Reason 2. Because the house always wins.

Reason 3. Because the house always wins.

Reason 4. Because the house always wins.

Reason 5. Because the house always wins.

Reason 6. Because the house always wins.

Reason 7. Because the house always wins.

Reason 8. Because the house always wins.

Morons...

Apr 11, 2013 8:06PM
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#9. America suffers through the worst President in history. Odds of happening: sadly, it is right now.
Apr 11, 2013 8:52PM
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As long as Barack Hussein Obama, the incompetent, is in the WH anything could happen...
Apr 11, 2013 7:27PM
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we should do background checks on all stock sales. That solves everthing.
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Government Spending has to stop they are writing checks they can't cash.  Follow a budget, cut spending, get out of Afghanistan and stop being the "World Cop"  Globalization is more expensive than estimated and both State and Federal need to cut employees and spending. 
Apr 11, 2013 8:21PM
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Reason #1
Because MSN posts articles like this and instills fear in the uneducated general public.
Apr 11, 2013 9:03PM
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Cashed out and paid up all my debt. That's all folks.
Apr 11, 2013 8:56PM
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We need to get the hell out of the way and let the free market work.  Once it finds its natural equilibrium, we can work from there to build an actual, sustainable recovery based on solid foundations.  Until then, we're just kidding ourselves.
Apr 11, 2013 8:51PM
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Never in the history of the USA have such a few number of Americans in economically superior positions taken advantage of a such a large number of their fellow Americans in economically inferior positions. Almost all of history has been a battle between the haves and the have-nots. We have set ourselves up for a real socio-economic disaster. Crime is revolution and look at the senseless crime that is going on in the USA.
Apr 11, 2013 8:58PM
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   For right now it's all smoke & mirrors. Just wait till the smoke clears & were able to see the real dept this country has created. The Frankenstein will be unleashed & absolutely no one will be able to look back in the mirrors.
Apr 11, 2013 7:04PM
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Guess the speculators and the oil companies would love a middle east war, and see the gas prices go thru the roof,  correct me if I am wrong,  but we do not get our oil from the middle east,  or at least very little,  we have a surplus here,  and get it from Canada etc..
Apr 11, 2013 8:10PM
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As long as Ben's presses are running, the market will go up.  And we know that will be through at least this year.  Maybe even longer.  
Apr 11, 2013 9:36PM
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One or another of these "experts" has been predicting another crash since the last one.  If you predict disaster every day you will, sooner or later, be right.  If, on the other hand, you always predict an improving market you will, sooner or later, be right.  These financial whiz bangs are the same as weather forecasters--seldom correct but seldom fired,
Apr 11, 2013 8:45PM
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there is only one reason the market would crash... greed
Apr 11, 2013 9:01PM
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The market is back to levels of over 5 years ago - a lot of room for upward motion, 5 years lost after all!

And, unions have been busted, millions laid off, benefits cut, etc - cost basis of companies is much less than it was 5 years ago.  A lot of room for upward prices.

Apr 11, 2013 7:24PM
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Short the S&P, short the DOW, buy miners when GDX goes to 31.00 to 32.50.  Start buying @ 33.00. Your covered.  Sell your winners and wait in cash. Prove me wrong.

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