Stocks Are Down Just 10%… So Why Are the Powers That Be So Terrified?

December 11, 2018 in News by Slad

 

via: Zero Hedge

by Phoenix Capital Research 

The Powers That Be are getting desperate.

Yesterday marked the third time in the last FIVE trading sessions that we have a coordinate intervention to prop up stocks. Not only are the exchanges “throttling” the flow of sell orders so that selling pressure doesn’t overwhelm buyers, but “someone” has been placing large orders of stock futures to induce a rally.

You can guess who that “someone” is.

So what is the big concern? After all, stocks are a mere 10% off of their all-time highs after staging the longest bull market in HISTORY. A 10% correction is a healthy thing after a rally of this magnitude.

The Powers That Be are terrified of the below chart.

As you can see, investment grade corporate bonds have broken their bull market trendline and are now barely clinging to CRITICAL support.

By the way, these are INVESTMENT GRADE bonds… as in bonds that SHOULDN’T be in trouble.

If that blue line goes, we’re moving into a crisis as a wave of defaults will begin. With an expected $1.2 trillion in corporate debt at risk of default in the next downturn, we’re talking about SYSTEMIC risk.

Remember, the US financial system is MORE leveraged today than it was in 2007. What do you think will happen to the stock market once companies start defaulting on their bonds (hint: stockholders come LAST when it comes to liquidations).

Here’s a hint.

If you are not already preparing for what’s coming, NOW is the time to do so.

On that note, we are putting together an Executive Summary outlining all of these issues as well as what’s coming down the pike when the Everything Bubble bursts.

It will be available exclusivelyto our clients. If you’d like to have a copy delivered to your inbox when it’s completed, you can join the wait-list here.

https://phoenixcapitalmarketing.com/TEB.html

Best Regards

Graham Summers

Chief Market Strategist

Phoenix Capital Research