Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dow Theory Guru Russell: Stocks Risk Meltdown

Stock may plunge big-time, so investors should get out of the market, says Richard Russell, editor of the Dow Theory Letters.

The important indicators are the Dow Jones industrial average and the Dow Jones transportation average, he wrote in a note to subscribers.

“If the two averages violate their May 7 lows, I see a major crash as the outcome,” Russell said, according to Bloomberg.

“Get out of stocks now (except for gold related shares), and I don’t give a damn whether you have paper losses or paper profits.”

The May 7 low for the Dow industrials was 10,221, about 1.5 percent below recent levels.

And the low for the transportation average was 4,243, about 1.4 percent below recent levels.

“If I read the stock market correctly, it’s telling me that there is a surprise ahead,” Russell wrote. “And that surprise will be a reversal to the downside for the economy, plus a collection of other troubles ahead.”


1 comment:

BxCapricorn said...

We've violated these levels today, 5/20...OMG...RUN!!!

Shouldn't this guy have told us this in mid-April when we were topping out? Thanks Guru.

Seriously though. I'm a buyer at these levels, and wouldn't touch stocks when the Dow went above 10,600. Feels good to have cash at the ready.

Thanks goodness I also ignored the inflationistas....

When you can provide food, goods, etc. using technology, the efficiency is so great that costs to deliver are controlled. You have less money (unemployed) chasing the same amount of most goods. That's deflationary.