5 moves to beat the next meltdown

A 10- to 15-percent correction can always come out of the blue. Here are five ways to prepare yourself.

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Jan 24, 2014 10:46PM

5 moves to beat the next meltdown of the DOW:

I'll give you the Reader Digest Version:

1)Get out before the "Big Boys Do"

   They've already begun to extract from their portfolios


2)Stay out until you see a change in Governmental Strategy

             Infrastructure, National debt,

If the DOW were to see a 10 to 15 percent Quote "Correction" the adjustment wouldn't amount to the growth it has incurred in the last 52 weeks.

The "Bear" is out of hibernation, "Get Ready".


Jan 25, 2014 5:24AM
Only an idiot buys the 1.3% CPI-inflation garbage.  In the real world, living expenses increase and have been increasing.  Using 1998 CPI formulas, a far more honest 5% is happening.
Jan 25, 2014 12:56AM

The next meltdown will be unlike anything this country has ever seen. It will involve a breakdown of a fully rigged, manipulated and controlled economy, what is called a systemic collapse.

Nothing has changed since the last collapse in 2009. The FED froze the collapse in mid-free-fall. When the collapse resumes just add on all that has been done to stop the fall and stand back.

Take Europe. These bozos are still selling the same stuff. Europe? Buy Europe? Europe is still, has been, and continues to be a disaster. Geez. Germany can't even get her gold back, and her largest bank is going backwards. Merkel wants out of the EU she can hardly stand it. And that is just one European country. The PIIGS are still in big trouble. Europe?

What a joke.

Jan 24, 2014 11:13PM
The market was down over 300 points and MSN describes it as a "stumble".  It tanked, it crashed etc so tell it like it is.  Plus the news media says nothing about the market when it drops but if it goes up even 50 points all you see are hyped up headlines.  What a joke!!
Jan 25, 2014 6:47AM
The Dow was up 26.5% for 2013, its best annual performance since 1995.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 29.6%, its best gain in 16 years.

The Nasdaq composite soared 38.3% to 4176.59, a level not seen since September 2000.

The small-cap Russell 2000 also hit new-high territory in 2013, gaining 37% to 1,163.64.

All told, the market has seen a paper gain of around $5.4 trillion, for all of 2013.

So if you didn't take advantage of one of the Biggest Bull Runs ever, that's a YOU problem as Markets have always been Manipulated. Our Job is take advantage before the next Bust Cycle. This is hardly a massive move down, YET.

We are talking about only a 3% move down, so how the heck will folks react if a Real Bear Market kicks in. So far, up to this point, the Markets has always recovered due to massive Corporate Stock Buybacks and Cheap Crack-Dollars from the FEDS. Until that Changes, Stocks can continue higher unless the Ghosts of the Great Recession once again reveal themselves. We never solved that problem, only delayed it so it should not be that much of a shock if that happens.

Jan 25, 2014 3:27AM
don't buy gold?  I do not know why this is considered  bad idea. I thought it was good to have gold and silver 20 %or more to portfolio
Jan 25, 2014 11:05PM
Five (5) Moves [by US Citizens] to Beat Next Meltdown, and severely limit possibility of it occurring again:

(1) Take back control of government.
(2) Dismantle or Nationalize all members of the group of privately-owned for-profit banks known as  the Fed.
(3) Write off all interest debts to any Foreign Bank(s)
(4) Restore gold standard.
(5) Start jailing Corporate and Financial profiteers and manipulators.

We are over three-hundred ten million (310,000,000) strong. Don't you think it's about time we let this government and its Elitist Bureaucracy know who's in charge of 'our' Nation?

Jan 25, 2014 12:17PM
With a correction in the market inevitable ..... for the first few months of the year ..... take your money from the winnings you made in 2013 and put it all in a lock box at the bank!!! It's like in Vegas, when you are up .... walk away. If you sit at the table long enough, you give back your wnnings. Once the correction is done, buy, buy , buy and watch your portfoliio go up again!! Stock market/ playing in Vegas ..... same f*cking thing!!
Jan 25, 2014 3:12AM
Wal Mart layoffs wonder why? other retail stores shutting doors?
Jan 25, 2014 8:26AM
This has been going on for years and years. The market is up the market is down. you see the cycle. However, there comes a time where it is going to exhaust itself from this cycle and the investors keeping it up will be pulling out. This may or may not be coming. This may be sooner or later. It could be today or tomorrow. Get where this is going?
Jan 26, 2014 12:44PM

One reason Wall St. Casino soared during the recent past was because of earnings.

New trinkets are designed here (U.S.) fabricated elsewhere for pennies.

Then sold here and in Europe at  giant profits.

Hence Multi Million Dollar salaries and bonuses for CEOs who have no clue of manufacturing operations process and high earnings for the (so called) "Outsourcing Corporation".

 Since 80% of U.S. citizens have little to no disposable income, (due to McDoodle jobs, if they have one), soon the s**t will hit the fan,  the Casino Gamblers will become part of the spew. 

Jan 25, 2014 1:01AM
       Kick the corrupted democrats out on their A$$ and shame the drooling stupid democrat voter. Welfare collectors government workers whores homos freaks brainwashed zombies call them by their true names.
Jan 25, 2014 12:49PM
I can feel the meltdown...a warm soiled feeling....
Jan 25, 2014 12:18PM
Tsk, tsk, tsk.  All this post negativity.  They say investor negativity is a bullish indicator.  I'm not pretending this article thread is a representative sample, but I'm just sayin'.  Once all the pessimism is driven out of a market cycle, the next move is up.  Doubt we're there yet, but it's always good to see fools slinging their snot on this thread.
Jan 25, 2014 12:54PM
who cares about the F'n Meltdown. ...THE BEEBE'S IS A FREE MAN !!!!
Jan 24, 2014 9:16PM
These articles are too similar to Cosmo and other brain dead monthlies, only these dumb us down daily. After the meltdown... if you have commonsense, you do the same thing you were doing before it. If not, you find a cup, claim a street corner and beg. Not sure if you have commonsense> Review your skills, if they all involve psychopathy and psychopathic pursuits-- you're screwed.
Jan 25, 2014 7:52PM
There's no inflation because there's no economic growth.  We got an unexciting growth rate in one quarter, the 3rd, same as the last 2 years and all of the news since the beginning of 2014 has been all negative - particularly the December jobs number of 74,000.  This is not due to the "polar vortex" as some have tried to explain because that didn't occur til January.
Jan 26, 2014 11:10AM
No one forecaster knows for sure what the financial markets are going to do this year.  No one article posted on MSN can predict what the financial markets are going to do this year.  One just needs to closely follow the daily activity on Wall Street and read the financial information that is available to us both in print and online.  Extract the pertinent information from those sources and go from there.  If you can't do that then you should not be an investor.
Jan 26, 2014 8:59PM

I have already taken my profits; they are in the bank.  Personally, I am not going to invest in stocks until the 10% correction, then and only then, I will start to look at the best buys.. This is the beginning ripple in the stock market....  Also expect little direction from govt. because there are no more rabbits to pull out of the hat....you have to figure your plan and not rely on Uncle.  I also expect some world event to change course of business world soon...when gold drops below $1100/oz and silver $17.50/oz buy to bolster your portfolio. 



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