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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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Ray Dalio: there will be a new economic downturn in two years

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In about two years the global economy may enter a new financial crisis, thinks Ray Dalio, founder and co-chief investment officer of the Bridgewater Associates hedge fund.

In a recent interview for the popular business and economy website Business Insider, Dalio noted that the current situation is quite similar to that preceding the 1937 recession.

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