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The Huge Stock Market Bubble Just Popped and the Fed Can't Rescue It

Liquidity has dried up and the most speculative issues have taken the biggest hit. Cathie Wood's ARK ETF is an excellent example.
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ARK Innovation ETF chart courtesy of StockCharts.Com, Annotated by Mish

ARK Innovation ETF chart courtesy of StockCharts.Com, Annotated by Mish

Investment guru Cathie Wood's ARK ETF topped at 158.82 in February. Since then, the ETF has fallen 55%.

Big Betting Against ARK

Those shorts will cover sometime, but when and at what price?

ARK Innovation ETF Weekly

ARK Innovation ETF weekly chart courtesy of StockCharts.Com, Annotated by Mish

ARK Innovation ETF weekly chart courtesy of StockCharts.Com, Annotated by Mish

There is technical support for ARK in the low 30s. And that's where I think it's headed, but with no time frame in mind. 

If you want a different view, Wood says "Disruptive innovation is often not priced correctly by traditional investment strategies because people may not understand how big the ultimate opportunities are going to be. They aren't sizing the opportunity and they aren't analyzing the disruption."

She sounds remarkably like the roaring 2000s "Gorilla Game" wisdom that implied "You can never pay too much for a gorilla."

Investment gurus come and go in every stock market cycle. Most look like geniuses until suddenly they don't. 

Tweets of the Day

"The wealth is lost on the way up" by investing in bubbles.

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This post originally appeared at MishTalk.Com

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