Lets look back to stockmarkets history:
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Next issue is: What caused the flashcrash? In 1987 US T-Bond Rates went up from 8 to 10%. Yields are now at 2,8%.
Otherwise there are no:
- Financial Crisis
- Crisis in FX
- Economic Crisis
- Goepolitical Crisis
The fundamental view is overall strong. Until now no one knows what had happened.
This are facts:
If shortsellers are involved in this flash crash they dont have a lot of time to buy back short sold stocks, if the bets are going to fail. Same time traders should be really carefull, if the largest hedgefonds in the world taking so much risks. We should expect that they know what they are doing. But i would not count on it. LTCM was a 126 Billion Dollar hedgefunds. This funds collapsed even it runs by Nobel-Price winners.
Charts suggests 'strong, counter-trend' rally is likely for S&P 500
U.S. bounced back from correction territory to close higher on Friday but the market still posted hefty losses for the week. All main indexes rallied in the afternoon with technology, real estate and energy sectors leading the gains while 27 out of 30 Dow stocks finished higher. Friday's rebound comes as the CBOE Volatility Index VIX, -13.15% stabilized to fall 7.5% to 30.95 after spiking on Thursday. The Dow DJIA, +1.38% rose 335 points, or 1.4%, to close at 24,196 for a weekly drop of 5.2%. The S&P 500 SPX, +1.49% climbed 38 points, or 1.5%, to end at 2,619, down 5.2% for the week, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.44% advanced 97 points, or 1.4%, to 6,874 but posted a weekly loss of 5.1%.
The euro area economy maintained a healthy growth pace at the end of last year, paving the way for another robust performance in 2018.
U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected, sparking fears over inflation. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.5 percent in January.
Volatility in the region followed the much-anticipated U.S. inflation data, which came in above expectations. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/14/europe-markets-seen-higher-amid-earnings-and-economic-data.html