Will the Stock Market Crash in 2022?

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      eridani
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      https://www.fool.com/investing/2021/12/20/will-the-stock-market-crash-in-2022/

      While all of these factors could potentially result in a market downturn, it’s impossible to say for certain what will happen next year. If the stock market is famous for anything, it’s its unpredictability. Case in point: For more than a year and a half, the market has been shattering records — despite a global pandemic, record inflation, a labor shortage, supply chain issues, and other economic concerns.

      While it may seem counterintuitive, the best way to prepare for a market crash is to keep investing normally regardless of what happens.

      Trying to time the market and sell your investments before a crash is a dangerous move, and it could result in huge losses. If you sell everything and the market doesn’t crash, you’ll miss out on those earnings. Then if you eventually reinvest, stock prices may have increased since you sold. Conversely, if you sell too late after the market is already on a downhill slide, you may be selling your stocks for less than you paid for them.

      Your best bet, then, is to continue investing despite any potential stock market volatility. You won’t lose any money until you sell, even if prices plummet. The market also has a 100% success rate when it comes to recovering from crashes, so as long as you’re patient and avoid selling your stocks, you can simply ride out the storm.

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    • #462356
      closeupready
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      You can no more predict when or what year that will happen, than you can accurately “time the market”.

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

      • #462373
        Voltairine
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        only if Federal Reserve collapses or US defaults on foreign debt or both. Will either or both of those happen 2022, we’ll see… though according to some sources, insider selling has been higher than ever, so the scammers who created the whole mess, seem to be rats leaving a sinking ship.

        Quantitative Easing, which has been fully institutionalized and automated since 2008 crash, has made stock market predictable in the sense, that the worse the economic news, the more guaranteed is the prediction that more QE will be pouring, so bad news means BuyBuyBuy! You can’t keep that up forever.

        Aloha!

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      B Calm
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      Ohio Barbarian
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      Will it crash in 2022? If Richard Wolff and Thomas Piketty don’t know, then I don’t think anyone does. I don’t any stock anyway, so I don’t care.

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

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    • #462370
      Average Gazoo
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      March of 2020 shows that the Fed is willing to do anything to prevent serious corrections to the market.

      Stagflation and slow growth are possible but if Covid19 and the terrible US government response to it did not crash the market then nothing ordinary will do so.

      Be the Change

      • #462375
        Voltairine
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        Fed won’t collapse and become incapable to do anything to prevent “serious corrections”?

        Aloha!

    • #462429
      Flobee1kenobi
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      I wouldnt trust a single bit of advice from the motley fool.

      And “the best way to prepare for a market crash is to keep investing normally”
      Bulls**t!
      If you think its going south, take your cash and hold on to it. Put it back in when things calm down or wait until everything is worth pennies and buy everything up. Dont give everything to the people that caused the mess to begin with!

    • #462481
      snot
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      The traditional guidelines for investing have seemed to be out the window since at least 2008.

      And in any case, the “hold-no-matter-what” strategy makes less sense if you’re too old to ride out a potential decade-long market downturn or flatline. In fact, the way things are now, if you’re old you’re likely screwed no matter what you do.

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

    • #462511
      Yanath
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      Presumably this individual is what is termed an ‘economist’, lol.

      The Fool isn’t saying anything that pertains to the physical universe. He’s merely yammering about figments and fantasies.

    • #462562
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

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