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Stock-Markets / Market Manipulation Nov 03, 2010 - 09:55 AM GMT

By: EWI

Stock-Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRumors are, the U.S. government "is propping up the stock market."

'By far, the most frequent question we've been asked recently at EWI's Message Board is this: "What is your take on the persistent internet chatter that the Federal Reserve is holding up the stock market via QE2, POMO, etc.? How can stocks ever decline again if the Fed is in control?" Here is an eye-opening chart that will help shed more light on this issue. Read more.


You will find many intriguing Q&As at EWI's Message Board. We offer it as a free way for our Club EWI members and subscribers to interact with EWI and the Socionomics Institute's experts. We strive to answer every Message Board reader, and publicly post the best Q&As. By far, the most frequent question we've been asked recently is:

"What is your take on the persistent internet chatter that the Federal Reserve is holding up the stock market via QE2, POMO, etc.? How can stocks ever decline again if the Fed is in control?"

We have several active Message Board posts that touch on "market manipulation." But here is an eye-opening chart that will help shed more light on this issue.

EWI President Robert Prechter published this chart in his October 2008 Elliott Wave Theorist. Review this chart carefully. For too many investors, the crash of 2007-2009 is becoming a hazy memory. And almost no one in the mainstream financial media talks about the utter panic in the markets in September-October 2008, the worst part of the crash.

If you think back to that time, you may remember that the Federal Reserve and U.S. government took many aggressive steps to help stop the collapse. Every time they would announce a new intervention, the market would cheer. Result? Prechter's chart gives an unequivocal answer:

 

As you can see, announcements of bailouts, unlimited credit, bans on short sales, etc., were powerless against the biggest stock market collapse in 76 years. The DJIA kept sliding. It didn't stop until March 6, 2009 -- after it had slipped below 6,500.

So: Is the Fed and the "Plunge Protection Team" engaged in market manipulation? You can browse EWI's Message Board for some answers, but one thing is clear: When stocks were crashing two years ago, few dared to suggest that the Fed was in the saddle. Bob Prechter puts it best:

"When markets go up, the Fed seems to be in control; when they go down, it seems out of control. But the control aspect is an illusion."

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This article was syndicated by Elliott Wave International and was originally published under the headline The Fed and "Plunge Protection Team": Are They Manipulating Stocks?. EWI is the world's largest market forecasting firm. Its staff of full-time analysts led by Chartered Market Technician Robert Prechter provides 24-hour-a-day market analysis to institutional and private investors around the world.

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Founded in 1979 by Robert R. Prechter Jr., Elliott Wave International (EWI) is the world's largest market forecasting firm. Its staff of full-time analysts provides 24-hour-a-day market analysis to institutional and private investors around the world.


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Comments

christian
03 Nov 10, 14:20
$125 billion POMO per month

put up a chart with 125 billion in POMO's a month.

How do you think the dow will respond as wall street leverages it stocks higher with fresh money from fed...paying par for toxic crap as well as over-valued (propped) up treasury's.

it must keep your analysis from changing by using ridiculous charts since we are playing a game with different rules then during the crash (FAS B overturned) and POMO's to the tune of 125 B a month.

GET A CLUE.... in a time of unprecedent artificial support things work differently then your models used to sans support. But that would show the weakness of your model. that would kill your competitive advantage and your business.


truthhurtsss
04 Nov 10, 00:38
soothsayer

If you read their website, you would notice that they act like soothsayers. They have an answer to every question that anyone cares to throw at them!!!

These guys are so audacious to act like they know the future by merely reading tea leaves. (Some of the crap they dish out have nothing to do with Elliott Wave Theory whatsoever! And that's right, while Elliott Wave Theory can be of some use, only some, it is still only a theory. Not Elliott Wave Principle of Elliott Wave Law).


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