A declining Euro is feeding the Bear.
Michael began tracking the Euro when he wrote his May 2009 report “Safe Haven Status of U.S. Delays Recovery” which warned that a rising Dollar would prove to be the biggest economic problem that President Obama and other world leaders would face. In February of 2010, the HuffingtonPost.com wrote an article “Sliding Euro an Ominous Sign” which featured Michael and his accurate predictions.
In Michael's Oct 7th 2008 blog titled "Look Out Below" he said: " I expect that the Stock Market will continue in its Free Fall." The day would prove to be the last one in 2008 and over the next 12 months, in which the S&P traded over 1,000 and the Dow traded at over 10,000. In his May 18, 2010, blog Michael advised his readers to “Prepare for a Financial Earthquake”. Two days later the major market indices experienced their largest one day percentage decline since 2008.
Based on historical data and his personal experience with the previous Super Bear market, which ended in 1982, Michael believes that a new Super Bear market was born on October 9, 2007. A Super Bear, which is also known as a "secular" bear is unlike your cyclical or garden variety bear market. Its birth is a signal that the major stock market indices such as the Dow 30 Industrials and S&P 500 will not recover to their all and a... more.
Super Bull and Bear Markets (1802-2007) and Avg. Annual Returns
Super Bear Markets
Super Bull Markets
Future Blue Chips which Emerged in Previous Super Bear Mkt. (1966-1982)
As you can see in the table (above) each secular bear is followed by a secular bull. The average secular bear has lasted 13.2 years and the average secular bull has lasted 15.3 years. The minimum duration of a secular bear or a secular bull has been eight years and the maximum duration of a secular bear has been 20 years. The maximum age for a secular bull has been 25 years and that was for the one that just ended in 2007. The overall annualized returns for secular bulls have averaged 13.2% for the past 205 years and for secular bears the returns were 0.3%. Another point that can-not be overemphasized is that the US stock market has performed in waves over the last 206 years. Long periods of secular bears that have averaged per annum returns of 0.3% are followed by long periods of secular bulls that have averaged annual returns of 13.2%. If you average the waves the average annual return over the last 206 years has been approximately 6.3% and this is slightly above the long-term rate of inflation.
Five of the USA's most well-known blue chip companies went public during the last Super Bear market, which began in 1966 and ended in 1982. At December 1, 2008, $10,000 invested in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Fedex, the best performer of the five appreciated to $839,800. A $10,000 investment in the IPO of Wendy's, the worst of the five appreciated to $80,600. There are fewer Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in a Super Bear Market. However, the share prices of those newly emerging public companies tend to do well.
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