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9 Slides Show Bear Market on the Way

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On February 8, 2016 I officially made my bear market prediction. That sure looked brilliant for the next few days as stocks tumbled to new lows. Since then I have looked quite foolish as the stock market bounced higher.

The question that needs to be answered is...Am I wrong or am I early?

This led me towards an extensive research project to analyze what previous bull market tops and bear market beginnings looked like. That culminated in a 33 slide video presentation shared with Reitmeister Trading Alert customers on Wednesday 4/6/16.

When you boil that presentation down, the 9 slides shared below truly tell the tale of why a bear market is still on the way. The bulk of them show the S&P 500 price chart from the last five bear markets in order to compare it to the current situation...which looks far too similar.

Please give it your full and fair consideration because if I am right, then stocks will likely drop 30-50% from current levels.

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When you review the charts below keep the above concepts in mind. Such as, how many times does the market have false rallies that don't take out the old high? And how long does it meander around before finally succumbing to the downward pressure of the new bear market? Those common traits from the last 5 bear markets are telling signs of what is now taking place.

Slide 3: 1973-1974 Bear Market

Slide 4: 1980-1982 Bear Market

Slide 5: 1987 Bear Market

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Slide 6: 2000-2002 Bear Market

Slide 7: 2007-2009 Bear Market

And now our current market situation. Last high made nearly a year ago. Drops to lower lows followed by bounces to lower highs. Not to mention a current Q1 GDP estimate of only +0.4% and earnings growth going negative.

Slide 8: Current Bear Market Set Up

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This ninth and final slide above sums it up. This is currently the 3rd longest bull market of the last 25. Thus, long in the tooth. Plus it is showing the same topping formations discovered in the charts of the last 5 bear markets. Plus economic data is lower than when we last made new highs with near recession level GDP estimates for Q1-2016. And earnings growth has gone negative. All wrapped in a stock market that is above historical valuation norms giving little reason to rise more.

Listen folks. I am not a permabear by any stretch. I rode this bull firmly for several years enjoying ample profits along the way.

However, just like night follows too does a bear follow a bull. It is natural and it is time.

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Steve Reitmeister has been with Zacks since 1999 and currently serves as the Executive Vice President in charge of and all of its leading products for individual investors. He is also the Editor of the Reitmeister Trading Alert.


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