5 Not So Insignificant Markets In Full-Blown Crash Mode

5 Not So Insignificant Markets In Full-Blown Crash Mode - Stocks crash test dummies cartoon 02.18.2016 

Around the world, equity markets are teaching investors some subtle risk management lessons. Namely, blindly buying cheap stocks is not always a recipe for success. When economic fundamentals deteriorate, cheap stocks get cheaper.

Case in point, this morning, the European Commission warned of slower Euro-zone growth, while inflation will remain subdued. That put a healthy handicap on European equity markets, many of which remain in crash mode.

Like Spain:

Germany...

... And Italy:

Meanwhile, over in Asia...

While you were sleeping, the often overlooked reality playing out in Chinese equities just got worse.

By the way...

The Nikkei is still in crash mode.

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