Bear's Lair

Bear Markets always follow Bull markets and a severe stock market correction is long overdue. Bears Lair will spot, monitor and analyze the stock market correction as it develops.

 

Here are 7 cardinal reasons why silver will explode in value in the not too distant future. VIDEO format:

The good news is: The pull back of the last half of January appears to be over. The negatives In the recent pull back, the small caps represented by the Russell 2000 (R2K) were the biggest losers among domestic issues, they were also...

In the past years, the Federal Reserve dropped many inflationary bombs on the markets. Inflationary in the purely monetary sense by supplying money in almost ridiculous amounts, especially base money figures. During this process some...

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The Labor Department’s employment report for January was the second straight monthly negative surprise in that area of the economy. It showed only 113,000 new jobs were created in January, well short of the consensus forecast for 190,...

One of the biggest problems for the stock market entering 2014 was the near unanimous belief on Wall Street that stock prices would only go higher this year. Indeed, you had to look a long way to find even a hint of bearishness at the...

In countries such as Turkey and Argentina a tighter stance implemented by central banks has set in motion an economic bust. In Turkey the central bank has raised the one week repo rate to 10 percent from 4.5 percent while in Argentina...

As of 2:30 p.m. EST Thursday, the S&P’s weekly scorecard still reflected a loss of 11 points, meaning the outcome for the week will most likely be determined by the market’s reaction to the always-obsessed-about monthly labor report...

Standing apart from herd is a difficult thing to do. Even more difficult when that herd-- at present-- has every reason to celebrate seemingly endless news highs in the stock market, an invincible market, it seems, that will forever be...

This is not a correction. It is an absolute and total disaster. The stock averages will be losing 66 % of their maximum value.

Let’s start with Europe. It’s now clear that the spate of positive economic data coming out of Europe prior to the German Federal Election in September 2013 was just political gaming to get Angela Merkel back into office.

The main U.S. stock market indexes lost between 2.1% and 2.3% on Monday, extending their recent selloff. Investors reacted negatively to worse-than expected ISM Index announcement. The S&P 500 index broke sharply below the support...

After seeing the S&P 500 shed 108 points from its recent peak to Monday’s close, dip buyers jumped back into the water Tuesday. The 14 point gain Tuesday afternoon recaptured only 13% of the 108 points, meaning it is too early to...

Wall Street Cheerleaders like to claim that the tapering of Fed asset purchases is not equivalent to the tightening of monetary policy. But the markets are clearly telling investors something different. Year to date the S&P500 is...

Last week, we noted that buying dips in 2014 was riskier than doing so in 2013. Markets often anticipate bad news. The news that came Monday made it hard on last week’s dip buyers.

Before anyone gets all bent out of shape, this is NOT going to be a political essay. To restate my position on the issue of politics, I couldn’t care less what group or party anyone belongs to, but rather, about how they do the job they...

Silver is on major sell signal and config is bearish.

The good news is: The past 2 weeks have followed the script for a bull market pull back pretty closely. A rapid decline without, so far at least, significantly penetrating the upward sloping trend lines. The negatives: There was a...

Part II of this series ended with the promise to explain to readers how “globalization” (based on so-called “free trade”) was not only contributing to the destruction of food inventories, but is also an important, overall component of...

Watching the price action of silver these past few weeks reminds me just how long the long term is. Identifying the fundamentals for an asset to move higher is one thing—it is something quite different to actually be able to “sit tight...

If the new-found mainstream awareness of price manipulation of precious metals is embraced with anything close to the impact of LIBOR and similar scandals, the news may ultimately be a sweet sorrow.

It’s been an incredibly tough last couple years for the miners. Not only have they had to endure sharply falling metals prices, they’ve had to battle continually rising operating costs. For the producer companies this combination has...

Lost among all the bullish predictions for the 2014 market outlook is a salient fact that few Wall Street analysts are aware of. What they fail to realize is that the powerful 40-year cycle bottoms later this year.

The trend of disappointing earnings continued Friday, adding to concerns about the economy’s ability to step up as the Fed tries to step back.

President Obama set the chattering classes abuzz after his unilateral announcement to raise the minimum wage.

The stock market has operated with Fed assistance for a lengthy period relative to historical standards. Wednesday, the Fed sent a message they intend to stay on the taper path, which creates uncertainty.

The Fed stuck to their tapering script Wednesday and announced another reduction in the amount of bonds they plan to buy each month

Earlier today, the U.S. currency rose against most of major currencies as expectations that the Federal Reserve will continue to scale back stimulus program this week fueled demand for the greenback. What impact did these moves have on...

Developments after hours may be relevant for Wednesday’s session. It is important we keep an open mind and remain highly flexible over the next few trading sessions (FED Wednesday). The market will guide us if we are willing to listen...

On November the 25th I published the following warning about the effects from the Fed’s imminent tapering of asset purchases: “There is a good chance that the beginning of tapering will lead to a reversal of the trade to sell gold ahead...

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