Why Market Conditions Are the Opposite of 2008

Market conditions are the polar opposite of what they were in the depths of the 2008 crash. Back then, short sellers were sitting on large gains and adding to already-large short positions. Today, short sellers are an endangered species. And without short sellers, a lopsided order book in the market, tilted too far toward the sell side, can make a crash much more intense.

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Dan Amoss

Dan Amoss, CFA, tracks aggressive accounting and other red flags that markets miss. He’s a student of the Austrian School of economics and Daily Reckoning fan since 2000. Agora Financial relies on Dan for macro market commentary as well as profitable plays like his 2008 call to readers to buy Lehman Bros. puts, which...

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