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Should You Trust Market Crash Forecasts?

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Incredibly low interest rates over the past decade. Surging debts on a global scale. Escalating trade tensions between leading economic powers. Extreme currency volatility.

These are all troublesome signals that immediately raise red flags in everyone’s minds about an impending financial crisis. And rightfully so since, if history has taught us anything, it’s that the markets go through repeated economic cycles of expansions and contractions.

But while most of us can sense that an economic downturn is probably coming, trying to come up with an accurate market downturn prediction can be a real brain-twister. With that said, what makes a market crash so notoriously difficult to predict in spite of all the “obvious” clues?

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Trading News to Watch Next Week (10-14 December 2018)

The Christmas holidays being just around the corner, yet the recent arrest of the daughter of the CEO of Huawei and the significant setback of some major indices have left the markets in a rather sour mood. That said, there are still many events that every investor should definitely not miss out on, starting with:

  • NAB Business Confidence (AUD);
  • FED Chair Powell Testifies (USD);
  • SNB Press Conference (CHF).

Ready to view the full list of events? Let’s dive right in.

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Trading News to Watch Next Week (26 – 30 November 2018)

Hello, and welcome to our latest economic report! From the looks of it, November is poised to exit the 2018 market scene just as energetically as it had made its entrance, promising to bring yet another batch of important (and therefore exciting) economic events for all of us to keep tabs on.

In a nutshell, the hottest events for the 26-30 November interval shape up to be:

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When to Opt for a Financial Advisor (and How to Find One That’s Worth Your Time)

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In the vast world of finance, it’s easy to find yourself lost without an experienced guide to light your path. And by guide here, of course, we refer to a certified financial consultant.

Whether you seek sound pension advice, need help with picking a suitable health insurance plan, or are looking to capitalise on what is still an untapped market niche, you’ll only benefit from someone who is able to manage your finances in a well-informed and ethical manner.

So, how does one go about finding an advisor? We’re going to dive right into it, but first…

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