Commenting on the state of the market, Richard Pearson, Director at Selftrade, says: “The million-dollar questions remains, is the next market crash around the corner? A number of the warning signs are flashing red; inversion of the bond yield curve - seen by many as a recession indicator, weak GDP growth in Germany, and a continued gold rally. These movements could suggest that investors are hedging their bets for an equity slide.
“The issue that we have is increasing uncertainty for investors on a global scale. The US/China trade war has taken a bite out of global growth, Brexit uncertainty is impacting economic performance in the UK and Europe, and the projected pace of interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve all have investors worried.
“It’s impossible to call the top of the market, but there are several steps investors can take to prepare their portfolios if they expect the market to turn”.
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