Feels Like an Inflection Point

Equities posted their worst week in two years as the S&P 500 lost almost 2.7% last week The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now in negative territory for 2014.  Small-caps continued their recent dismal performance and the Russell 2000's decline is accelerating.

Although we have seen myriad false starts over the last few years, the market has not gone through a full-fledged correction for a very long time. Somehow this time it feels like it could be the real deal and a correction could indeed be in the offing.  The market suffered double-digit declines after the ends of both QE1 and QE2 before the Federal Reserve rode to the rescue in both cases. Will this time be different? In addition, the geopolitical environment seems like it is getting worse by the week, with the recent problems in Ukraine, Israel Portugal, Argentina and Puerto Rico just adding to existing concerns....439 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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