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2016 Stock Market Crash – The Downside & Underestimated Issues, Overlooked Effects – Bears, Hedges, and Margin Calls

There are a few overlooked issues regarding this stock market: By George Mentz, JD MBA CWM

  1. Many of China and India’s largest companies are listed on the US exchanges such as the NASDAQ and NYSE. These stocks have gone done greatly and this will continue to effect: The Exchange, the ETFs, The Mutual Funds and other Index related funds.
  2. Margin calls will begin on many over leveraged BULLISH investors creating flash selling.
  3. Stop Orders will also create flash downside in selling even if the market ends up on a day with a quick downfall earlier that day.
  4. Oil and Gas prices should improve disposable income, but states such as California and New York gouge their citizens with taxes where gas is still 3 dollars a gallon. People from many states are only paying $1.75 per gallon or lower.  Thus, artificial government gouging is preventing any economic upside from low fuel costs.
  5. Regulation and government intervention are crushing some expansive internet business. Billions of dollars of market cap have been lost due to over regulation of e-learning companies such as Apollo/University of Phoenix and many other large online schools.
  6. Overseas confidence in US markets may be weakened due to politics, interest rates and debt issues. If investors from other nations move their money to Brazil, Russia, China and India looking for upside, then North American Stocks could suffer.
  7. People like Soros and others who start blowing the whistle on getting out of the market and being bearish will have a profound effect on investor confidence.
  8. Bear Leverage is much broader with the use of: PUTS, SHORTS, and 3X Bear Funds/ETFs.

Dr. jur. George Mentz is a world recognized self-help and wealth management commentator who has several professional development education companies which have trained thousands of professionals in over 40 countries. Prof. Mentz, an international attorney, founder of the Global Academy of Finance and Management ® www.gafm.com , has been a keynote speaker globally in the USA, China, Asia, Arabia, USA, Mexico, Switzerland, and in the West Indies. Mentz has consulted with governments, world leaders and Fortune 500 companies. Mentz has published ranked bestsellers in the following categories: Money and Monetary Policy, Management Science, Mysticism, Religion, Psychology, and in Spirituality. Dr. Mentz can be contacted for speaking engagements at www.gmentz.com or http://www.linkedin.com/in/georgementz Mentz has been a writer and author for: National Underwriter, eFinancialCareers, ThinkAdvisor, AdvisorFYI, and has been seen in the China, US, and European News.

*No tax investment or legal advice provided herein. Please consult with a licensed professional in your jurisdiction before making any important financial or legal decision. Mentz is a licensed counselor of law USA. www.gmentz.com

5 Reasons Energy Stocks and Oil Prices May Go Down or Up? by: George Mentz, JD MBA

5 Reasons Energy Stocks and Oil Prices May Go Down or Up? by: George Mentz, JD MBA

5 Reasons Oil and Energy Stocks will go Down.

  1. If the Economy gets worse in the USA, Oil will get cheaper due to lack of demand.
  2. Technology in Drilling – Ability to pinpoint and hit the target.
  3. Telecommuters to work & telecommuters for College/ School
  4. Fuel Efficiency Improvements Since the Nixon Era
  5. Saudi Arabia and other producers including IRAN may flood the market

5 Reasons Oil and Energy Stocks will go up.

  1. Expanding Technology and gadgets require electricity
  2. Demographics and size of population require more oil. India, Africa and Asia have several billion people under 40 years old.
  3. More people are buying cars and cycles in China, India, Africa and Indonesia/Malaysia
  4. The unpredictability of the natural climate and the pollution flux will force more people to use filtered cooling and heat for homes.
  5. If Oil Wells are capped and people are laid off, supply will be reduced in the near term causing prices to go up.

Energy ETF Related Stock Symbols for Your Review

  • Energy Select Sector SPDR (ETF) (NYSEARCA:XLE)
  • Vanguard Energy ETF (NYSEARCA:VDE)
  • iShares S&P Global Energy Sector (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IXC)
  • iShares Dow Jones US Oil Equip. (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IEZ)
  • 3X Bull Energy, Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NYSEARCA:ERX)
  • 3X Bear Energy Fund, Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NYSEARCA:ERY)

* Prof. Dr.Jur. George S. Mentz is the first person in the United States to be multi credentialed as a Lawyer, MBA, Qualified Financial Planner, Chartered Management Consultant, Certified Financial Consultant.  Mentz is an award winning speaker/professor and has been a published author for top literary houses including: National Underwriter ALM, O-Books, John Hunt Publishing United Kingdom, Dice.com, ThinkAdvisor.com, eFinancialCareers.com, and has served a Brain Trust member. Mentz is available to speak at conference on inspiration, productivity and wealth management sales techniques. www.GMentz.com

Mentz is the author the new success book released this January, Quantum Bliss.

Quantum Bliss: The Quantum Mechanics of Happiness, Abundance, and Health by George S. Mentz Link: http://amzn.com/1785352032