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The Scariest Halloween Stock Market Chart

from Washington’s Blog:

What would Halloween be without a scary chart of The Stock Market That Cannot Die? We know the stock market cannot die because we’re constantly told it’s immortal.

You know the drill: the Federal Reserve will never let the market fall, never, never, never: it will continue to loft higher for all time, in immortal glory.

Like a blood-sucking vampire, the market is parasitically feeding off the real economy. As the host weakens, the parasite increases its control. Now the market is telling the real economy: if I die, you die, too.

The entire Status Quo is now utterly dependent on a rising stock market: not just for the illusion of the wealth effect, but for tax revenues, pension fund stability, and the fantasy that a rising market is a substitute for a healthy economy.

It’s terribly frightening to be in thrall to a parasite that will bleed its host dry to maintain itself. But that’s not the scariest possibility.

The scariest possibility is that the stock market will fall despite all the promises that its advance is immortal.

If this were to happen, all those “safe” index funds would implode along with the broad market.

One of my pumpkins whose entire 401K retirement account is in “safe” S&P 500 index funds looked at the chart above and completely lost it. The possibility that the market is not only not immortal but might be poised for a staggering decline can drive even the most trusting investor to drink:

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2 comments to The Scariest Halloween Stock Market Chart

  • The Truth

    Now that is one drunk pumpkin. As the comedy show and wealth effective stock market makes new highs, the drinking will get more immense. Then there will be no one to drive the drunks home when the crash comes. Hopefully someone will open a burial business, because they will not be short of employment when it comes to cleaning this mess up.

  • Rob

    That is funny,nicely done on the pumpkin.

    The chart…Don`t worry it`s contained!

    Eventually, it will not be as the pumpkin shows ;>)

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