The US stock market is due for a crash. The historical S&P 500 chart tells the tale.
Twice, the market peaked at 1,500 before losing nearly half its value via the dot-com crash and the 2007 financial crisis.
After hitting the bottom around year 2010, the S&P 500 has climbed past 2,000.
Why has it climbed that high when there’s clearly no economic recovery?
Oh Stocks, Where Art Thou Going?
The stock market is not the economy.
Just because funds are flowing into stocks, pressuring the market to climb higher, doesn’t mean the economy is recovering. The stock market is actually ballooning into a bubble that’s about to burst.
Nobody can really predict when the sudden downturn will come. But if you see the eventuality of it happening, it’s a smart bet to liquidate your holdings and stay out of the market.
That’s the action I myself have taken. I don’t own any US stocks at the moment.
Buying Low and Selling High
Of course I might be wrong about my prediction. Stocks might even run its bullish course for another two years.
But US stocks doesn’t interest me right now. The slow-climbing gains doesn’t justify a painful sudden drop in the future.
It’s smarter to find depressed markets and assets elsewhere around the world, get positioned, and sell when those markets reach their mania phase.
Buy low, sell high. That’s how daring entrepreneurs and rational speculators make money.