Critical Warning No. 17: Dow 5,000, crash of 65%:Sucker’s bull market of 1928 now repeating

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
By Paul Martin

By Paul B. Farrell
July 17, 2013

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Critical warning No. 17? Lost count? Here’s the latest: “The stock market is about to have a devastating decline; we will see Dow 5,000 before we see Dow 20,000.”

That’s Terry Burnham, former Goldman Sachs trader, biotech entrepreneur, money manager, author of “Mean Markets and Lizard Brains: How to Profit from the New Science of Irrationality,” on PBS. A former Harvard professor of behavioral economics, a guy on par with Nobel economist Daniel Kahneman; “Black Swan’s” Nassim Nicholas Taleb; and Dan Ariely, author of “Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions.”

Dow 5,000? Yes, investors, the big one’s coming, and it’s dead ahead. We’ve been reporting these warnings, maybe 20 this year alone. But, unfortunately, thanks to what Burnham calls the investor’s “lizard brain,” you can’t — you won’t — hear the crash coming. Till it’s too late.

‘Gloomiest of all gloomsters’: We’re repeating 1928 sucker’s rally

As if to punctuate his new warning, Burnham’s PBS editor added this postscript: “Over the weekend at, the gloomiest of all gloomsters, Tyler Durden,” compared the current stock market to the sucker’s rally of 1928 that set up and led the lambs to the 1929 slaughter. So, history buffs, be warned that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s risky cheap-money bubble-blowing “depression-fighting remedies” are repeating the 1928 bull-market sucker’s rally, and the “side effects could include … another depression.”

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