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How to predict the next market downturn

Tomi Kilgore
How to predict the next market downturn

Many financial pros will tell you that a reckoning of some kind is inevitable -- it’s just a matter of when. Financial markets are inherently finicky beasts, after all, prone to bouts of volatility even during periods when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)  and S&P 500 Index (SPX)  are ringing up strings of all-time highs. To help spot warning signs during stretches like this, MarketWatch has created an interactive tool intended to be a sort of financial canary in the coal mine.