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2017 Reality Check: How Your Business Can Survive Another Market Crash

The U.S. Federal Reserve in 2008 economic crisis prompted to pump massive dollar stimulus into the economy, shifting pushed bond yields to their lowest point in seventy-five years. This situation forced a lot of investors to seek income from “bond surrogate” investments like high-yield bonds, high dividend paying stocks, real estate and levered loans. The proliferation of these strategies and products brought various risks to investors such as expensive valuations, liquidity issues, and regulatory changes. Stricter capital rules are introduced by governments on U.S. and international banks in order to lower the chance of bank failures in the future.

The average American investors can learn from the lessons brought about by the 2008 economic crisis and they can also be applied today to be able to survive another market crash if it does happen. It is important to be skeptical of the new products you are investing. The 2008 economic crisis was presaged by credit markets’ record set of innovations. Increased leverage, subprime asset-backed securities, and collateralized debt obligations magnified a contained real estate correction into a wider financial collapse. All with their own risks, we see a lot of new alternative products, asset classes, and strategies t present. It is important to plan ahead to prevent you from forcibly selling when market liquidity starts to dry up. Prevent selling securities at relatively low prices by owning high-quality investments and utilizing diversified and effective high-quality fixed income investments mixed with appropriately priced stocks. You need to be aware of the impacts of debt levels. You don’t have to panic or sell your securities when the outlook is not good as long as you have an adequate financial plan because markets will recover. It is best to still look for warning signs in terms of market valuation and failure to appreciate investment risk.

The 2008 economic crisis is a reminder for average American investors to embrace investments that can withstand the test of time. It is crucial for investors to learn from the lessons of history, creating a better portfolio that can withstand the challenges of tough markets, respect the past and open great business opportunities of the future. It is not good to invest in a company just because of it net assets, you need to also closely monitor those assets if they were brought or earned like mergers or acquisitions. It is also crucial to look at the upper-level management and board of directors of a company. Ask the person who manages the financial aspects of the business you are planning to invest in. If managers are either less than above board or inept in their dealings, a company can quickly fail. Do not fall on different get-rich-quick schemes or overnight wealth schemes out there.

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