Tag: Great Asset Mania
Stock indexes are now in full-blown retreat, as I intimated from last week’s blog caption ‘It drops slowly – then all at once’. Last week the Dow lost almost 2,000 pts. See what I mean? Markets usually fall a lot faster than they rise as is encapsulated in the aphorism You fall out of the window faster than you climb the stairs.
I believe last week will go down in history as the week that stock indexes rolled over into long term bear markets. That marks the end of the Great Asset Mania. The world is entering a much more conservative phase where rampant speculation will no longer be rewarded. And savings accounts will be treasured, rather than shunned as they are today.
I’m sure, like me, you have noticed an avalanche of references to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the MSM in recent days. Yes, the coverage has been pretty steady as Bitcoin moved above the $4,000 level in mid-August. But since then, the manic excitement has