Note that the source of increasing "order flow toxicity" on May 6, 2010, is not determined in Easley, Lopez de Prado, and O'Hara's 2011 publication.[50] Whether a dominant source of toxic order flow on May 6, 2010, was from firms representing public investors or whether a dominant source was intermediary or other proprietary traders could have a significant effect on regulatory proposals put forward to prevent another Flash Crash. According to Bloomberg, the VPIN metric is the subject of a pending patent application filed by the paper's three authors, Maureen O'Hara and David Easley of Cornell University, and Marcos Lopez de Prado, of Tudor Investment Corporation.[58]
The rising share prices encouraged more people to invest, hoping the share prices would rise further. Speculation thus fueled further rises and created an economic bubble. Because of margin buying, investors stood to lose large sums of money if the market turned down—or even failed to advance quickly enough. The average P/E (price to earnings) ratio of S&P Composite stocks was 32.6 in September 1929,[22] clearly above historical norms.[23] According to economist John Kenneth Galbraith, this exuberance also resulted in a large number of people placing their savings and money in leverage investment products like Goldman Sachs' "Blue Ridge trust" and "Shenandoah trust". These too crashed in 1929, resulting in losses to banks of $475 billion 2010 dollars ($533.06 billion in 2017).[24]
Recently, Netherlands-based “Big Four” auditor KPMG has released another bullish stance on crypto, claiming that the industry needs institutional investors’ participation in order to “realize its potential.” Earlier last week, CoinShares CSO Meltem Demirors claimed that the the recent collapse of the markets is caused by institutions“taking money off the table” due to Bitcoin Cash’s (BCH) hard fork.

Hey DK. Since your brain is pegged to the 4th dimension. The $30 K I lost was back in 2002 when the dot com blew. I was making $90 K a year. Like spilled beer. Did not affect me. I was trading $20 K blocks at a time day trading. Its called the market maker, making the stock move. These are things you could only dream of. You cant even understand foreign exchange. The Yuan is not pegged to the dollar as you claim. You should stick to simple shit like beans and bullets. Economics is beyond you…
Plummeting rupee: The domestic currency has set a fresh record this morning at 73.77 against the US dollar, after breaching the 73 mark yesterday. This weighed heavily on investor sentiment. It has depreciated nearly 14 per cent in the year so far. Meanwhile, the dollar has strengthened, boosted by a spike in Treasury yields following upbeat US data and the hawkish stance of the US Federal Reserve.
Research at the New England Complex Systems Institute has found warning signs of crashes using new statistical analysis tools of complexity theory. This work suggests that the panics that lead to crashes come from increased mimicry in the market. A dramatic increase in market mimicry occurred during the whole year before each market crash of the past 25 years, including the recent financial crisis. When investors closely follow each other's cues, it is easier for panic to take hold and affect the market. This work is a mathematical demonstration of a significant advance warning sign of impending market crashes.[19][20]
Although this latest round of fiscal and monetary stimulus has not had the anticipated economic effect to date, it has produced a negative effect on the Chinese yuan. Leaving some to wonder if China is finally losing control over its currency. In August 2015, an unexpected devaluation in the yuan led to a capital flight as Chinese companies, citizens and investors sought to protect themselves from further declines in the currency. If the yuan weakens too quickly again—either naturally or by another planned devaluation—this would add even more chaos to the already fragile global markets.
Currently, the U.S. stock market is in the midst of one of the longest bull markets in its history. Since bottoming out in March 2009, the broad-based S&P 500 (INDEX: ^GSPC), led by a strong rally in technology stocks and other growth industries, has surged by more than 325%! Mind you, the stock market has historically returned 7% a year, inclusive of dividend reinvestment and adjusted for inflation. So, to say that things are going well right now would be an understatement.
In July 2008, the crisis threatened government-sponsored agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They required a government bailout. The Treasury Department guaranteed $25 billion of their loans and bought shares of Fannie's and Freddie's stock. The Federal Housing Authority guaranteed $300 billion in new loans. On July 15, the Dow fell to 10,962.54. It rebounded and remained above 11,000 for the rest of the summer.
Officials announced that new trading curbs, also known as circuit breakers, would be tested during a six-month trial period ending on December 10, 2010. These circuit breakers would halt trading for five minutes on any S&P 500 stock that rises or falls more than 10 percent in a five-minute period.[76][77] The circuit breakers would only be installed to the 404 New York Stock Exchange listed S&P 500 stocks. The first circuit breakers were installed to only 5 of the S&P 500 companies on Friday, June 11, to experiment with the circuit breakers. The five stocks were EOG Resources, Genuine Parts, Harley Davidson, Ryder System and Zimmer Holdings. By Monday, June 14, 44 had them. By Tuesday, June 15, the number had grown to 223, and by Wednesday, June 16, all 404 companies had circuit breakers installed.[78] On June 16, 2010, trading in the Washington Post Company's shares were halted for five minutes after it became the first stock to trigger the new circuit breakers. Three erroneous NYSE Arca trades were said to have been the cause of the share price jump.[79]
In this book, published in 2003, Talbott predicted a housing crash that would start around 2005. In fact, the peak of the housing market was the summer of 2005. It took longer for the fall in prices to take down the whole economy. Talbott explained in an easy-to-understand way why it was inevitable that housing prices would fall and crash the economy. The advice over what to do about it wasn't as good as the prediction.
Greed and only greed caused the crashes. Investing is the attempt to make a financial killing, in other words, bigger profits and less work. Why else would anyone with their head on straignt want to make a profit on the backs of others? Thousands of years ago it was determined by one nation that debts should be forgiven every 7 years. Lending money with large interest rates was unfair. It’s in Egyptian and Abrahamic history. But GAMBLERS saw the same things as unconcerned individuals see today. Morality be dammed and me first.
China’s economy has been on a downward trajectory in the past few months, with auto and retail sales on the decline. Fixed-asset investment rose a mere 5.3% in the January-August period from a year earlier. It was the most lackluster growth rate since 1992. This was mostly a planned slowdown; an edict from the government that realized its economy was beginning to resemble a Ponzi scheme.
On the other hand, tax increases can have the opposite effect. One potential way to fix the Social Security funding problem would be to raise payroll taxes on employees and employers. There are several ways this could happen, but this would mean lower paychecks for workers and higher expenses for employers, and could certainly be a negative catalyst.
There are some people on this comment section who are so suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome that they fail to see that Trump is the best thing our economy has seen since Ronald Reagan. Trump has been responsible for putting trillions of dollars to work in all of the important markets, such as the stock market and real estate. Economic growth has never been so high in the last twenty years, and unemployment is at record low levels. If certain commentators can get over TDS, perhaps they can see that the problems will occur if Democrats get elected. All the dems promise is higher taxes and more regulation, which means lower economic growth and lower values. However, it is not clear that even Trump can overcome rising interest rates. Over the years we have found that you cannot fight with the Fed. The fed can dominate other economic forces.
Martial law is now implemented, the Natzi cabal suspends the election, and congratulate Donal Trump for his PR stunt, and he laughs his ass off because he happy to finally see the New World Oder commensing. Mr, you should see what we do to tritors, in regard to Edward Snowden. The drones have the locations of the people of interest and begin tactical strikes in broad daylight on veterans, patriots, whites, etc. MS 13, he mexican army, the jihadist enter Texas and start launch attacks, russain pulls into the Texas guld and does and anphibian invasion, China attacks Texas with the Mexacn army from the south, the russians come down from Colorado from the East North and south. Not a nice time or place to be in as i see.
"Dollar dominated the last 24 hours as the rupee collapsed to a fresh all-time low on spot. Policymakers tried everything, monetary intervention, and verbal steroids and even tried to circulate rumours about an "oil window". Nothing worked," said a Kotak Securities report. "The RBI added fuel to fire by denying any attempts to introduce special dollar window for the oil marketing companies." Moreover, rising Italian credit spreads whacked the euro, further pressuring the rupee.
Nintendo portrayed these measures as intended to protect the public against poor-quality games, and placed a golden seal of approval on all licensed games released for the system. Further, Nintendo implemented its proprietary 10NES, a lockout chip which was designed to prevent cartridges made without the chip from being played on the NES. The 10NES lockout was not perfect, as later in the NES's lifecycle methods were found to bypass it, but it did sufficiently allow Nintendo to strengthen its publishing control to avoid the mistakes Atari had made.[51] These strict licensing measures backfired somewhat after Nintendo was accused of trust behavior.[52] In the long run, this pushed many western third-party publishers such as Electronic Arts away from Nintendo consoles, and would actively support competing consoles such as the Sega Genesis or Sony PlayStation. Most of the Nintendo platform-control measures were adopted by later console manufacturers such as Sega, Sony, Microsoft, and Intellivision Entertainment although not as stringently.

Indeed, Tesla’s performance has all the makings of a stock market crash chart to reflect the irrational exuberance of 2018. Investors have pushed Tesla’s stock market valuation to such a degree that it has infected the healthiest hedge fund. It’s a one-stock Black Monday warning! Note the Tesla stock market chart. It’s moving on hope and expectations alone; every time the quarter results are released, the stock tends to drop.

Obviously, some prediction of the market's downfall is going to turn out to be right. The market will go into a major slump again at some point. After all, since 1929 we've suffered through 20 bear markets where stock prices have fallen 20% or more, and even before the current turbulence, we've endured 26 corrections of at least 10% but less than 20%. But it's impossible to know in advance whether heightened volatility or even a decline that appears to gathering momentum will turn out to be The Next Big One.

To sum it up, while the Buffett Indicator is certainly a great snapshot of stock valuations, it's not a stand-alone metric that you should use to determine when to buy or sell. When asked about the Buffett Indicator and another favorite metric at Berkshire's 2017 annual meeting, Buffett said that, "It's just not quite as simple as having one or two formulas and then saying the market is undervalued or overvalued."
Editor’s Note: The following article has been contributed by Daisy Luther at The Organic Prepper web site. As always, Daisy has put together an excellent primer detailing the conditions we currently face, potential outcomes, and strategies you can implement to prepare for an inevitable crash in not just stocks markets, but the way of life we have come to know in America. 
Hi Skylar, I can’t offer advice unfortunately. Availability in Northern Virginia is very constrained, so the question is whether new homes are being built. People aren’t selling their homes, listings down 4%, and the economy is strong. It’s risky which is why governments are amending financing rules. Did you consider buying a property with a rental income unit?
At first, while the regulatory agencies and the United States Congress announced investigations into the crash,[16] no specific reason for the six hundred point plunge was identified. Investigators focused on a number of possible causes, including a confluence of computer-automated trades, or possibly an error by human traders. By the first weekend, regulators had discounted the possibility of trader error and focused on automated trades conducted on exchanges other than the NYSE. However, CME Group, a large futures exchange, stated that, insofar as stock index futures traded on CME Group were concerned, its investigation found no evidence for this or that high-frequency trading played a role, and in fact concluded that automated trading had contributed to market stability during the period of the crash.[17] Others speculate that an intermarket sweep order may have played a role in triggering the crash.[18]
By July 8, 1933, the Dow was down to 41.22. That was a 90 percent loss from its record-high close of 381.2 on September 3, 1929. It was the worst bear market in terms of percentage loss in modern U.S. history. The largest one-day percentage gain also occurred during that time. On March 15, 1933, the Dow rose 15.34 percent, a gain of 8.26 points, to close at 62.10.
Think back too about how you handled past downturns or, for that matter, how you reacted when stocks began to dip and dive. You may not be able to nail it exactly, but you want to come as close as you can to a blend of stocks and bonds that you'll be okay holding in a variety of market conditions, and then make whatever adjustments are necessary to get you to that mix.
Stock markets dropped today as trading closed with the DOW down 500 points more. The NASDAQ fell a further 70 points and and S&P about 30 points. There’s a lot of guessing as to what’s happening such as pessimistic earnings season reports, China trade worries, and multinational corporate performance (cheap labor market access) in doubt going forward as 2019 nears.

Asian stock markets rose on Friday after Wall Street hit a new high and a survey showed Japanese manufacturing accelerating, an AP report said. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% to 23,793.35, Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.9% to 27,712.47, China's Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.3%, erasing earlier losses, to 2,737.27 while Seoul's Kospi was up 0.2% at 2,327.87. 
Eh... Who cares?! I'll pay... a 49 + 1/4 bid for 50,000 Procter, if I were at my hedge fund. I mean, this is ridi... this is a good opportunity. When I walked down here it was at 61—when I walked down here it was at 61, I'm not that interested in it. It's at 47, well that's a different security entirely, so what you have to do, though, you have to use limit orders, because Procter just jumped seven points because I said I liked it at 49.

The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex swung from a 1 percent gain to a drop of as much as 3 percent -- its wildest intraday move in more than four years -- before closing with a 0.8 percent loss. Friday’s declines showed that investors remain jittery about Indian financial shares after a recent default by Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd. shook confidence in the sector.

Without question, Warren Buffett and the rest of Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) investment team incorporate many different metrics when evaluating prospective companies to acquire and stocks to buy. However, Buffett himself has mentioned one specific metric as the best indicator of stock valuations, and it has appropriately been nicknamed the "Buffett Indicator" in the investing community. Here's what the Buffett Indicator is, and why it may be signaling that the stock market is a bit overheated.
BMO’s senior economist Benjamin Tal said in a Toronto Star report on October 14th, the Ontario Government’s Places to Grow program was primarily responsible for the fast rising prices in the GTA market. He also suggests other red tape factors worsened the situation. Prices in Newmarket, Markham, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Bradford East Gwillimbury and Aurora have definitly crashed.
The Warren Buffett Indicator is less mysterious than it sounds. It might as well be called the common-sense indicator. It’s simply the relationship between gross domestic product (GDP)—or the sum total of a country’s economic activity—and the value of stocks in the S&P 500. So, in simpler terms, the Warren Buffett Indicator in terms of Wall Street measures market capitalization versus U.S. GDP. (Source: “Why Warren Buffett Is Betting Against Warren Buffett,” Seeking Alpha, October 24, 2017.)
Sixth, Europe, too, will experience slower growth, owing to monetary-policy tightening and trade frictions. Moreover, populist policies in countries such as Italy may lead to an unsustainable debt dynamic within the eurozone. The still-unresolved “doom loop” between governments and banks holding public debt will amplify the existential problems of an incomplete monetary union with inadequate risk-sharing. Under these conditions, another global downturn could prompt Italy and other countries to exit the eurozone altogether.

A year before its demise, Lehman's leverage ratio was a massive 30-to-1, which economists consider as being an extremely high risk. The investment banking giant had $22 billion in equity to back $691 billion in total assets. At that point, even a minuscule drop in asset value of 3% was enough to send one of Wall Street's giants careening into oblivion.

Since February 2013, the broad market has three circuit breakers tied to the performance of the S&P 500 index. If it loses 7%, 13%, or 20% of its value compared to the previous days close, trading halts for a period of time. If anything can be considered a stock market crash, it's hitting these circuit breakers.Remember, Black Monday (October 19, 1987) saw the DJIA lose 22.6% in a single day.

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Still lacking sufficient demand from fundamental buyers or cross-market arbitrageurs, HFTs began to quickly buy and then resell contracts to each other—generating a “hot-potato” volume effect as the same positions were rapidly passed back and forth. Between 2:45:13 and 2:45:27, HFTs traded over 27,000 contracts, which accounted for about 49 percent of the total trading volume, while buying only about 200 additional contracts net.
“There’s no question when you look at last week, some of the selling is the result of programmatic selling because as volatility goes up, some of these algorithms force people to sell,” Solomon told CNBC’s Wilfred Frost. “Market structure can, at times, contribute to volatility and one of the things that we’re spending a bunch of time thinking about at the firm is how changes in market structure over the course of the last 10 years will affect market activity.”
Impact of high frequency traders: Regulators found that high frequency traders exacerbated price declines. Regulators determined that high frequency traders sold aggressively to eliminate their positions and withdrew from the markets in the face of uncertainty.[23][24][25][26] A July 2011 report by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), an international body of securities regulators, concluded that while "algorithms and HFT technology have been used by market participants to manage their trading and risk, their usage was also clearly a contributing factor".[27][28] Other theories postulate that the actions of high frequency traders (HFTs) were the underlying cause of the flash crash. One hypothesis, based on the analysis of bid-ask data by Nanex, LLC, is that HFTs send non-executable orders (orders that are outside the bid-ask spread) to exchanges in batches. Though the purpose of these orders is unknown, some experts speculate that their purpose is to increase noise, clog exchanges, and outwit competitors.[29] However, other experts believe that deliberate market manipulation is unlikely because there is no practical way in which the HFTs can profit from these orders, and it is more likely that these orders are designed to test latency times and to detect early price trends.[30] Whatever the reasons behind the possible existence of these orders, this theory postulates that they exacerbated the crash by overloading the exchanges on May 6.[29][30] On September 3, 2010, the regulators probing the crash concluded: "that quote-stuffing—placing and then almost immediately cancelling large numbers of rapid-fire orders to buy or sell stocks—was not a 'major factor' in the turmoil".[31] Some have put forth the theory that high-frequency trading was actually a major factor in minimizing and reversing the flash crash.[32]
We haven’t had an October like this in a very long time.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down another 327 points on Thursday, and overall the Dow is now down close to 1,500 points from the peak of the market.  Unlike much of the rest of the world, it is still too early to say that the U.S. is facing a new “financial crisis”, but if stocks continue to plunge like this one won’t be too far away.  And as you will see below, many believe that what we have seen so far is just the start of a huge wave of selling.  Of course it would be extremely convenient for Democrats if stocks did crash, because it would give them a much better chance of doing well in the midterm elections.  This is the most heated midterm election season that I can ever remember, and what U.S. voters choose to do at the polls in November is going to have very serious implications for the immediate future of our country.
In my previous article entitled “Why Are So Many People Talking About The Potential For A Stock Market Crash In October?”, I noted that this has been the month with the most market volatility ever since the Dow was first established.  Absent some kind of major event, the stock market usually gets kind of sleepy around Thanksgiving and does not really spring to life again until after the new year has begun.
Housing crash warnings have been sounding for many years both here and in China, which means the pressure for a big crash has been building.  China is in trouble and so is Canada. With pressure, the human element, the human reaction, built on expectations built up by obsessively negative anti-Trump propaganda, could be sufficient to launch a panic-induced collapse.  A panic meter might be the most significant crash signal.
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Hey, fellow RockStars. Dr. Dan here, and in this video, I’m going to show you how to use Adobe Spark, which was formally called Adobe Voice. They do have a web app version now. They don’t have an Android version yet. Prior to this, they only had the iOS, so a lot of Android users were like, “Oh, man, when it’s going to happen? When are they going to have Android?” And we were happy, because we had lots of iOS devices, and using the iPhone, iPad, or something like that, but now they have the web app version. Honestly, I can’t really see myself using the app version on the phone, only because I am so much faster on my desktop, so I’m pretty excited about that. So the first thing you do is, you’re going to go over to Adobe Spark, right?

You can just Google “Adobe Spark”, and you’ll find this page, or you can go to Once you do that, you go ahead and you create an account, right? So you can start now for free, because it is free. How awesome is that? You could either sign up using your Facebook login stuff or your Google.

[00:01:00] I usually always like to prefer not to attach it to a Facebook or something in case I need to create multiple accounts for some reason, maybe for a client or for something else, consulting or something, or I just want to keep things separate for some reason, but if you don’t need to do that, it’s great to just have one account, because then that way, it will be synced to your account, and if you have like a mobile phone or anything …

[00:01:30] If you have your iOS or whatever you’re using on top of that, it’ll all be cloud-based, so you can access them on there as well, so that is kind of cool if you’re going to just have one account. Or this is where you’d sign up if you want to create an account using an email and just create one, or if you already have an Adobe ID, you can do that as well, so that’s where that’ll come into play. And then once you do that, I’m going to go ahead and shrink that, once you’re logged in, you’ll see all your projects. Right? And if you don’t have any projects, probably nothing will be here, and you just click this little plus thing. Your existing projects are here, okay?

[00:02:00] So this is pretty much all the same, and then you just do the plus thing, and once you create an outline, something that you like, one cool thing you can do with this, and this is the same thing that was on iOS as well, is just select this little thing here, and you can duplicate, right? So you can just duplicate and then rename afterwards so you can, so like for this one, I just duplicated it for car sales, realtor, for legal, and you can just do that over and over again and then just go in there and just tweak it a little bit here and there to fit that particular niche. But once you have an outline you like, you can do it that way, or I could do it for this one as well. So let me just, I want to show you how to build one from scratch real quick, so you just click the little plus sign.

[00:03:00] Now, it’s going to be “Video.” That’s the one you want to do. All these are in here, this is “Post,” this is more for like Facebook stuff, and this is for telling web stories, so you can kind of play around with those if you want to check them out. The video one, though, that’s the one we want, right? Click on that, and we want to name it something. Now, you could always change this later, and nobody’s going to see this, so it doesn’t really matter unless you make it available for everybody, but this is just going to be, I’m going to call this Test Adobe Spark, AS, right? “Test AS.” Boom. Hit “Next.” Now you can have one of these already made templates to kind of build off of, or you can start from scratch. Okay?

[00:03:30] If you start from scratch, it’s just going to give you a blank template, and you’re going to select everything as you go, so I’m just going to go ahead and pick “Promote an Idea,” because they’re pretty much exactly the same. You would just add to it, so I don’t really need to go over that twice, but once you have the setup, you can see you have all your slides already here, so you can go in here and you can change this one, okay? So if I want to, so this is what I’m on right now, right? And I want to click here, and I want to do, I’m going to add an icon, and you know what? Actually, let me go back. Let’s go ahead and build one from scratch, like to do that instead, all right?

[00:04:00] So I might have just messed up that thing I just made, but let’s do test, call this “Test 2,” right? Let’s do from scratch, be easier to explain, because yeah, easier. How’s that? All right, as you can see, there’s only one slide, because I’m starting from scratch, if I’m going to add another one, I just click the plus, or I can just wait until I finish this first one. So the first thing is, let me go ahead and select a theme, okay? And you can change this at any time, so let me select the bullseye. Right? Then I’m going to click the little plus sign right here, and I can add an icon, right? So let’s say I just want to start with an icon. I’m going to search for an icon, and I’m going to do “man.” Right?

[00:05:00] So I want to just do like a little silhouette of a man and an icon are these right here, which is kind of like a little cartoon-style-looking character, so let’s say I decide, “Oh, I’m going to select this one right here.” Right? So that’s my first slide, okay? Now, if I wanted text under this, then what I need to do is, I need to do, or actually it just did it for me, but I just do “Layout,” right? So when I’m on layout, right now it’s on one thing, where I only have an option of putting one thing there, but if I want to do two things, I could do this, and it’ll give me the option to put a man here and either text or a photo or another icon.

[00:05:30] So I can do that, or I can do “Thing plus Caption,” where it has the man up here, and then I can just put, I only have the option to put text here. “This is a man.” Right? So simple as that, and then I can do the next one. You can see where I’m going with this, right? So let’s do “woman.” And let’s do woman, right? Let’s do some text. “This is a Woman.” Wow, this is awesome, huh? Okay, so now if I want to select another one, I can do that, and I can do either a “Fullscreen Photo,” thing plus photo, so you can kind of play around with these and see, and plus in the other trainings that we have, we actually go through a lot of this, so you can just go through there and see what they’re all about, but it’s real simple to do.

[00:06:00] And one thing I like to do is, once I have something built out, sometimes I’ll just do this and select “Duplicate,” and I can duplicate, and I can just click on this and see it’s a duplicate of this, and I can just change something here, and then I can change the text here. “This is a Woman again.” Right? And I can do that, or I can, let me do two things. Right? See how it kind of changed the text when I did that? And that’s kind of already built into it when you’re using the web app version, and I’m not sure, maybe later on, they’ll change that, but for now, that’s how it is, and then I’m going to put one thing. This is going to be call to action. Call to action, which would be like, “Go to my website. Go here,” whatever, so I’m just giving you an example of how this works.

[00:07:00] Now, the music, it’s already selected by Leap Frog, and you can play it. Right? You can go through all these and decide which one you want to do. I’m going to go ahead and select the Leap Frog. You could adjust the volume level, and then I can also hit record. I’m not going to do that here, because I’m kind of afraid it might mess up this recording if I do that, maybe, because it’s using the same microphone as I’m recording this for you, but this is where you would actually just hold down this button and record. Actually, you know what? Let’s try it, okay? This here is a quick test, and this is a man. Actually, no, I don’t like that. Hey, this is a man. There we go. And this is a woman. Hey, and this is a woman one more time. And this is your call to action. If you want to find out more about what a woman and a man is, click here, or go here, or do something. Right? So now we can go through there, and I can go ahead and press play.

[00:08:00] Hey, this is a man, and this is a woman. Hey, and this is a woman one more time. Hey, this here is your call to action, and you need to click here, buy now, and get in. See? Real simple. You can do some really cool stuff with this. Another thing, too, is on your call to action, if you’re not doing voice, so let me go ahead and I’m going to remove this voice, so if I want to remove it, oh, there we go. “Remove narration,” right? So I’m just going to select that, and now the narration’s gone, so it’s not going to have me say anything there. See? Just music, but it’s a two-second change, so I want it to be the longest it can on my call to action, right, so whether I’m talking or not.

[00:08:30] So what you do is, you click here, and then you just extend it. Right? So I’m not sure if I can … Hold on. Hey, this here is your call to action, and you need to click here, buy now, and get in. Okay? So now this is only five seconds, but I wanted it to last longer, so I can’t do that here, right, because it has narration, right? So it’s just going to select the five seconds, so what I can do here, because I want that, always, to be my longest, right, I want it to be a little longer, I can duplicate this, or I could have just added some white  space and not said anything and just kept holding it down longer, but then I can click on this, and I can select that.

[00:09:30] I can remove narration and have it all the way to the 10 seconds. Now, you can do that on all these, so like let’s say this one right here has more text than this, just this, or you want them to look on the image longer, then you can actually extend it, right? Well, again, these all have narrations, so I’m talking on all these, so you can’t really extend them, but if you didn’t, then that’s how you do it. And that’s it, so once you’re done, you can go ahead and preview it. Hey, this is a man, and this is a woman. Hey, and this is a woman one more time. Yep. Just like that. Now, the other thing I want to mention as well is that you can change the theme again, right?

[00:10:00] So if we want to change the theme, and let’s say we’re like, “Oh, cotton candy, that’s hot, right? Let’s do that,” then you can do that, and it’d change everything. Hey, this is a man, and this is a woman. Hey, and this is a woman one more time. See? Simple as that, so you can just keep changing and going, “Oh, I like this one better,” and you can see the color of this right here, or the icon, and this thing right here and all that, and again, remember, you can do the images and stuff like that. You could also upload your own images as well, and again, that’s real simple to do by just clicking on, let’s see, “Layout,” right? So if you’re on this one and this is the layout, and I want to do a “Thing plus … ”

[00:10:30] Actually, let me do two things, right? That’ll be easier, then I can keep that call to action, and do this right here, and I can upload a photo, and when I click on that, it’s just going to go right to whatever is on my drive, right? Or I could find a photo, right? Or Dropbox, if I have Dropbox set up on there, and I can’t access from a hard drive for some reason, right? And let’s see … I actually spelled “website” wrong, so let’s try that again, right? “Website.” There we go. Let’s see what pops up when I search for website, okay? And all of these should actually already be labeled with the Creative Commons, or not Creative, or, I guess, royalty-free, right? So you have the rights to use this.

[00:11:30] So if I just do that right there, so I’m going to click on that, you can see right there there’s the image, just like that. And this is one of the cool things you can do as well, which I could talk about later, but you could even … Actually, you know what? Let me do that real quick, so I can duplicate this right here, and then I can change this. Let me duplicate it one more time, right? Duplicate one more time, and actually this had … Did this have the call to action? Let’s see. No, it didn’t, so I’m going to do this one for two seconds, then this one I’m going to actually change this. Whoops. I’m going to change this to fullscreen. Right? Oops. Find photo. I guess it changed on me. Do the same photo. Let me do call to action again, or I’m going to do this again and do the  full screen again, and I’m going to select the photo again, find photo. This is actually kind of cool, the way you can do this. So if I select this one right here, and I can actually go … Whoops.

[00:12:30] I can zoom in. Right? So if I zoom in, I can move it over like this, and then for this one, I can go in here, zoom in. I can go … Let’s see, so that one was like more up there, so it’ll go there like that, and then maybe I’ll duplicate this one more time. Well, that was on 10 seconds too. Hold on. Let me make this one two seconds as well. Just giving you an example of some cool things you can do, kind of make it look like it’s panning, right? So on this one, I’m going to duplicate this, and then I’m going to zoom in once again, go like that right there. Right? So you can actually see what this looks like right here. Hey, this is a man. And … Whoops, hold on. Let me go here. Oh, that one was still on 10 seconds. Whoops. My bad. Hold on. Let’s see, which one was that one? That right there, 10. Okay, we don’t want it there. We want it like on two seconds or one second.

[00:13:30] Let’s do two seconds and try that, make sure those are the same, and let’s just imagine this is the last one, right? So if that’s going to be the last one. It’s got 10 seconds on that one. Hey, this is a man. Right there. So see? You can kind of move it around. See, that was kind of cool right there. I could play with this a little more, but as you can see on this one, I like this, how this looked right here. Not right there, but right there. See, what I should have done is, on this one, because that’s two seconds, two seconds, so let’s make that more like three seconds, and make that one three seconds as well and see how that looks. Hey, this is a man.

[00:14:30] So, see, you can kind of pan around by just doing that, so you can make it look really cool. There’s a lot of cool stuff you can do with it, and then always end with your call to action and make it longer as well, so let me go ahead and duplicate … Actually, ooh, another thing you can do, too, is move these around too, see? That’s another reason why … Now, you can do that on iOS as well, but on the iOS, the one thing is that you have to do it by finger, and it’s a little harder, I don’t know, but that’s another reason I liked this a little bit faster, the web app. So yeah, so I just went, made this one 10 seconds. Always end with the 10 seconds, and then once you are done, you just click.

[00:15:00] Well, you can preview it, obviously, I would recommend previewing it, and then you can share it, and when you share it, then you name it. And again, nobody’s going to see this unless you allow people to see it, and you can put your author name, and then people could find it, and you’ll get like, it could go viral within Adobe Spark. Who knows? So you have to pick a category. I believe you have to, at least on the phone version you had to. I’m going to go ahead and turn off the “Author” thing, and I don’t want this discoverable, because that is default, so I would recommend turning that off unless you want them to see the video you made, because you’re proud of it, you want them to feature it, right?

[00:16:00] Then more options right here, you can do subtitle and stuff like that, but we don’t really need to worry about that, so once you’ve done all that, right, then you can download it. Now, one thing is, you can add your own photo credits here. You can add your own personal credits here. This is the stuff at the end of the image, or the end of this video, that say, “Created by Adobe Spark,” so you can edit that if you have the rights to the images, if you’re using your own royalty-free images that you purchased, or if some of the royalty images you downloaded yourself don’t require a credit, then you can go ahead and remove those, and it’s real simple. No matter what, though, I believe it does give you the, puts the credits at the ends. I don’t think you can actually remove the … Let me see, actually.

[00:16:30] If you do “Share,” let me try that again, test, do “Other” here, I go to remove that right there. Don’t want it discovered. “More options.” Add the … No, because you … It’s not all the other credits are in here, right? Then I’m going to go ahead and do “Download,” and then it will go ahead and say that it’s preparing your video for download so you can actually download it to your computer, and then you can just upload it directly to YouTube. Now, there’s two things you could do. One, you could upload it directly to YouTube, and then you can remove the ending where it has all the credits and stuff if you don’t need that on there, because you have the royal, you have the rights or whatever to use it without giving a credit, and you can do that in YouTube’s own editor, so you can upload the videos and put them in there and do that. Or you can edit the video before you even upload it to YouTube, and it’s real simple with QuickTime, right?

[00:17:30] So if you have QuickTime Player on your computer, which I believe all Macs come with it on there, so I’m pretty sure you can get it for free as well on a PC, and you can actually just trim it within that app right there, and that’s another way, or you can just use your favorite editing software or whatever you use, but it’s as simple as that. Once you do that, you just download it, and you can view it. All right, so now that it’s done, it’s just asking me if I want to download it. I can name it right here, right? So I’m just going to keep it that name right there, going to go ahead and save it, and then once I save it, I can go ahead and open it up, and you shall see it, and that is the finished video. Hey, this is a man, and this is a woman. Right? So it’s all done. Okay, now you can see here is those credits right here.

[00:18:30] It looks like it didn’t add those other credits for the images, because I guess I didn’t need to or something, so whatever. Sometimes it does that, I guess, and sometimes it doesn’t if it’s not necessary, I guess. I don’t know. Now, if I wanted to remove it, I might as well just show you in QuickTime Player how to remove that. All I’m going to do is go up to here, and I’m going to do “Trim,” right? And then I can just take this and scrub it across until I get to the part right there. I can do trim, and then I just save it. And that’s it. Now it is saved, and that’s the video without … See? No ending right there. Ends on my call to action. Awesome.

[00:19:30] Now, if you needed to put credits or give like a, if you need to give credits to the images or whatever, what you can do, which is just as simple, is you can take a screenshot of whatever the credits they gave, and you can actually put that very small, like underneath one of the slides right before your call to action or something, and then have your call to action at the top, small credits at the bottom, and then your call to action one last time with no credits or anything, and that’s fine, because you’re still giving credits. You’re still mentioning Adobe Spark, if you want to, or anything like that. So that’s pretty much it. I hope you enjoyed it. Go out and make a bunch of videos. Be a RockStar in your business and in your life.

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Dr. Dan Ardebili is the co-founder of The 2RockStars, He is also a Internationally Renowned Best Selling Author, Reality TV Producer, Relationship & Life-Style Expert and Coach (teaching the world to live life with style!), Radio Show Host, and much more.

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