5 Signs That Augur the Fall of the Bull

A look at reliable indicators that the bear market is ascendant
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 20, 2007 3:35 PM CDT
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(Newser) – After reaching a high in mid-July, the Dow has taken a sharp downturn. But how do you know when the bloom is off the rose? Here are Money magazine's five signs that usually precede a fall:

  1. Sudden surge in oil prices
  2. Treasury yields run up

  1. Number of rising stocks starts to sink
  2. Consumer spending slows
  3. Corporate earnings growth slows