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Latest Webinar: August 26, 2015

Topics discussed: The concepts behind selling feedback-loops and how they often occur after the major indexes have been channeling for a while, why what we experienced on Friday and Monday... Watch It Now ›

John Jagerson
Editor, SlingShot Trader

Wade Hansen
Editor, SlingShot Trader

Weekly Update: Aug 26, 2015

A true bear market rarely occurs without a recession. We saw an exception to that rule in 2011 after the U.S. Treasury’s debt was downgraded by Standard & Poor’s. However, as we would have expected, those losses were significantly reduced by the end of the year. Even the “Black Monday” event of 1987 merely interrupted the trend, and the market still closed higher for the year. This is typical during non-recessionary periods even when the market drops more than 20% into bear-market territory.

If we accept that a correction in the S&P 500 of less than 15% followed by a bounce is more likely than a true bear market, we can start thinking about how to forecast support. Following Monday’s flash crash, the major indexes have attempted two bounces already. Has volatility reached a point where it is truly “too high,” or is there more to the downside?

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