Stock Market Crash 2022 – The Ultimate Guide

Le krach boursier 2022 a-t-il déjà commencé ?

De nombreux analystes financiers ont commencé à craindre un krach boursier dès 2018.

Yet the market kept on reaching new highs…

Jusqu'à ce que le marché boursier commence à chuter en mai 2022 et que divers autres signaux inquiétants commencent à apparaître.

Let’s take a closer look at these signals.

Les valeurs technologiques ont commencé à chuter

En mai 2022, les valeurs technologiques ont commencé à montrer des signes forts d'une nouvelle tendance à la baisse.

Tech stock market bubble crashing

Les traders de détail sur WallStreetBets se ruinent.

Un nombre croissant de petits commerçants publient des histoires tragiques sur la façon dont ils ont perdu toutes leurs économies.

Par exemple, un trader d'options a réussi à perdre $1,102,893 en une semaine. D'autres utilisateurs du forum ont applaudi sa conviction et le fait qu'il ait conservé ses transactions malgré les lourdes pertes.

wallstreetbets trader loss

Le trader avait encore $379,396 sur son compte, mais ce montant pourrait être perdu au moment où vous lirez ceci. Vous pouvez lire d'autres pertes douloureuses de WallStreetBet dans cet article.

Le krach boursier du Nasdaq a dépassé la bulle Internet de 2000.

En l'espace de quelques jours, le marché boursier du Nasdaq a perdu plus de $7 trillions de dollars, soit presque le double du crash des dot-com (ajusté à l'inflation, cela pourrait être similaire, cependant).

Here’s what the situation looked like on May 13, 2022, compared to all the recent market crashes:

stock market crash historical comparison dotcom vs 2008 vs covid vs 2022

Vous vous souvenez du krach boursier de 2000 ?

To understand how this stock market crash might play out, it’s useful to understand how the previous crashes took shape.

C'est à ça que ressemblait la bulle Internet pour les traders professionnels qui avaient un... Terminal Bloomberg:

stock market crash 2000 - stock losses on a bloomberg terminal

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Amazon en bas -84%

Apple en bas -72%

That’s in a span of a month.

Of course, back in 1999 Amazon was a small startup in comparison to what it is today, so you shouldn’t expect it to fall as much as did back then.

Krach boursier Amazon 2000 Vs 2022

For the sake of fun, let’s take a deeper look at the crashes of Amazon stock.

Le crash de 2000 semble minuscule, non ?

But it’s all relative and looks small because of the cosmic rise of recent years.

Nous devons comparer les pourcentages.

Voici les pertes % du début de l'année 2022 :

stock market crash 2022 top losers

Amazon est en panne -36.8% par rapport à -84% dans le crash de 2000.

Que pouvons-nous en conclure ?

Amazon and other biggest tech companies are much stronger than they were in the 2000s, so it’s not a given that they will fall as much.

Pourtant, il pourrait y avoir encore de la place pour une baisse, car la FED ne fait que commencer son resserrement.

You can argue that the market has already priced in the rate hikes and tightening…

Mais l'a-t-il fait pleinement ?

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amazon breaks long term support zone

Comme vous pouvez le voir, Amazon’s stock price has just broken a long-term support zone.

It’s a major support which the price had respected and bounced against for more than 7 years.

Et le prix a chuté chaque semaine depuis. (Notez la séquence des longues bougies rouges après le breakout)

De plus, il se rapproche d'une importante zone de résistance antérieure de 2018 à 2020. (Le bloc orange)

It might stop and bounce there…

Mais ça pourrait aussi le briser.

A ce stade, personne ne le sait vraiment.

La souris Mickey a aussi des problèmes.

There’s a similar story with Disney, its stock is also tanking.

disney stock crash

Disney stock price has dipped below a decade-long support in the form of VWAP.

VWAP is the volume-weighted average price.

It’s a statistic used by traders to determine what the average price is based on both price and volume.

It’s not good.

The mysterious loss pattern of Tesla

Now let’s look at your favorite stock – Tesla.

There is a strange annual pattern of Tesla stock that many don’t know.

For the last couple of years, TSLA has dropped about 50% in the first half of every year.

tesla stock price crash with elon musk

As you saw earlier, Tesla has lost about 30% this year.

Is it the initial phase of the annual 50% drop?

Most likely not…

…judging by the fact that the whole market is in a decline.

The September effect

By the way, such repeating patterns are not uncommon.

There is a broader Bermuda Triangle for stocks – the month of September:

September effect - the worst month for stocks

Let’s see what this September will bring.

The autumn and winter could be a cold one.

The 4 market phases and despair

Markets move in phases. And these phases repeat. Over and over again.

Here’s how it happens:

Stock market phases

Unfortunately, many stocks are currently forming this exact pattern.

For example Shopify:

Shopify Stock market crash market phases 1

Can you tell what is the name of the current phase for Shopify?

Yep, it looks like DESPAIR.

 

Teladoc doing the same:

Teladoc Stock crash market phases

And there are many others also repeating the same pattern.

This is a great example of why you need to learn some price action theory.

Those who knew these basics, were selling at the distribution phase.

Stock market phases - accumulation distribution and markdown

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9 reasons why the stock market crashes today?

  1. Rising inflation – too much money chasing a reducing number of goods.
  2. People plunging into more debt.
  3. Covid pandemic (Continuing Lockdowns in China) causing a global supply chain crisis.
  4. China’s economy is slowing down.
  5. The FED (the central bank of the US) starting to raise interest rates.
  6. Energy crisis with record-high natural gas and rising oil prices.
  7. China cracking down on its biggest tech stocks (Alibaba, Tencent, and others)
  8. Increased government spending.
  9. War in Ukraine
  10. Potential war in Taiwan.
  11. Crypto crash.

Let’s take a closer look at the most important ones.

Rising inflation

If the inflation rate continues to increase, it could negatively affect the stock market’s returns. Higher interest rates and lower economic growth would lead to lower dividends and lower stock prices.

US inflation CPI soars 2022

US inflation rate has risen 8.3% year-over-year. Even removing volatile food and energy prices, the so-called core CPI still rose 6.2%.

During the pandemic, governments around the world pumped truckloads of money into their economies to boost the troubled economies.

It was a short-term fix that caused the price to skyrocket.

Why? More money chasing the same amount of goods causes the prices to go up.

The added problem now is that the number of goods did not stay the same.

Due to the supply chain crisis, the amount of goods decreased, thus deepening the inflation.

Americans increase credit card usage

In a healthy situation, when the prices start to increase, people start to save money and limit their spending.

What we see in June 2022 is a different picture – Americans dig deeper into credit card debt as inflation continues to rise.

Credit card debt grew by 19.6% compared to a year earlier and totaled $1.103 Trillion in April 2022, surpassing the pre-pandemic record of $1.1tn.

americans increase credit card usage - credit card debt USA

Global debt keeps rising as well

People and companies are diving into more debt all around the world. Total Global debt to GDP hit a record high of 348% in the first quarter of 2022.

 

 

global debt credit card spending from 2012 to 2022 (1)

Large and small corporations need more and more debt to produce similar growth rates as they have been used to.

This is another strong signal that the central banks around the world will have to raise the interest rates radically. Unfortunately, by raising interest rates they will also create a recession as small businesses won’t be able to borrow money for growth. Such a combination of high inflation and reduced spending leads to stagflation. Stagflation = inflation + stagnation.

Increased government spending

money printer fed meme jerome powell

If the government has trouble paying its bills, it can be forced to borrow more money or increase the money supply through quantitative easing (QE) or other methods.

The latter boosts inflation and makes interest rates drop, which leads to higher asset prices.

If this goes on long enough, it may even lead to an economic crisis—and that’s when you’ll see a stock market crash!

In other words, increased federal spending can lead directly from one thing to another until you end up with a bubble, and then eventually all hell breaks loose as stocks tumble down their respective cliffs into oblivion.

The federal government stimulus program has created an enormous amount of debt and inflation.

The problem with high levels of debt and inflation is that they lead to higher interest rates, lower growth, and even a recession.

That’s right: even if your investments grow 10% per year instead of 5%, your wealth won’t increase very much at all because these investments will be worth much less when adjusted for inflation over time—and who wants that?

Energy crisis

Natural gas prices rise 2022

Many countries have adopted new green energy laws…

…which are good for the long-term view, but not so much for the short-term.

For example, Germany has shut down most of its Nuclear power plants with the idea that they will gradually move to renewable energy sources.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen so fast. So in the meantime, they have to use coal and gas, thus driving the demand and price for gas up.

Pair it with the fact that China has cut its use of coil and turned to gas (which is significantly cleaner)…

…then add the fact that Russia is cutting its gas supplies to Europe as a form of blackmail…

And you get the biggest energy crisis we’ve seen for a long time.

The war in Ukraine

Whenever there is a large military conflict or just a threat of one, investors start to move their assets away from stuff like stocks into safer assets like gold or government bonds.

As they sell their tech stocks, the prices of those stocks go down.

The potential war in Taiwan

There have been many signals that China might be considering invading Taiwan already in the autumn of 2022.

Big investors are not waiting for it to happen and are taking out their assets from the stock market before it happens.

Why? Because such military conflict would likely spill out creating a logistical paralysis for all Chinese<>Western goods.

Also because Taiwan is the biggest producer of microchips and a war there would create a shock across all the markets, as everything runs on microchips.

The key takeaway?

The stock market is a game of probabilities. You can’t predict the future, but you can prepare for it.

The market has already fallen quite a bit, but nobody knows how far we are from the bottom before the market turns bullish again.

Predicting the market bottoms is the hardest thing there is.

 

 

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