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“The power of the recovery rally in US and global equities has been impressive,” said Michael Shaoul, chairman and CEO of Marketfield Asset Management. “As encouraging as all of this has been to witness it does not change the fact that a sell-off of this magnitude does not happen in a vacuum.”

“The decline marks a key downward-shift in the long technology driven bull market,” Shaoul added. “There is simply no way to tell at present whether we have witnessed the completion of a brief but tumultuous sell-off.”

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