Google stock dropped more than 90 per cent in a spectacular mini ‘flash crash’ on Friday that may just turn out to be a technical error or something far more significant. The video below tells the story (which we cannot confirm as true although it looks solid).
The May 6th ‘flash crash’ when the Dow lost almost 1,000 points in a matter of minutes comes instantly to mind (graph above). The US stock market has staged a long rally from its March 2009 low but the head-and-shoulders pattern over the summer is consistent with a major top and trend reversal.
Market observers have been looking for a signal since the May ‘flash crash’ that the market is rolling over. We have had warnings from financial astrologers and three confirmations of the Hindenburg Omen in the charts.
Perhaps the Google ‘flash crash’ is that final warning. Something probably caused it, and that something probably had to do with market makers repositioning for a correction. Conspiracy theorists will love this but it might just be too late already to short the market if this warning is validated.