Leave alone the stock market. The culprit in this make believe is the dollar itself and by default , it is the USA. Just to keep the American dream going, a most cunning ploy of the worst sinister designs was conceived. The objective was this:
"to make the others bother about the dollar rather than the original issuing country"
Now , we are exactly on the crest of the bubble. We devalued our currency thrice, just to keep the dollar at a high pedestal and to feed the irrational consumption of Americans. China also did the same.