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Are we headed for another world financial crisis like the one we had around 2008?
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No one can exactly tell the future... and anyone who says anything with absolutely certainty should be completely ignored.... however, there are patterns in everything, and we're seeing very similar economic patterns to situations we've seen before.

This market is different to 2008 in a few different ways.  2008 was a sudden crash, whereas if we have a downturn in the market, it looks like it will be more of a gradual slide than a crash.

My prediction, based on articles I've read and videos I've watched by people who know way more about this than me... is that the housing market has been growing unsustainably for a few years.... London is just now showing signs of a reversal (houses are cheaper than they were 6 months ago)... and soon Sydney (Aus) and Vancouver (Can) will follow... and then lots of other cities will all lose value in the housing markets.

The S&P and Dow Jones are losing value as we speak.

Emerging markets (Asia, Africa, Greece, Venezuela) will suffer first... and the bigger stronger markets like the US will probably be the last to feel the effects.  I'd guess that the US still has another 2 years before it feels any real pinch.

What happens is that everyone gets worried that a recession is coming, so they save their money... and because they're not spending it then a recession does come.  The Federal Reserve Bank of each country has some techniques to manage this, but most Fed Banks are still using those techniques from 2008... so they won't have much room to move.

My advice would be not to make any big purchases in the short-term future and make sure you have some savings as a buffer in case you start to get into trouble.  If you have any loans or credit card debt, now would be a great time to get those squared away if you can.

An excellent free book is available [here](https://www.principles.com/big-debt-crises/).  It's amazing that Ray Dalio has released this completely for free.  I feel like he's a pretty intelligent dude.

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I'm afraid, yes. Why? Because it seems that such crises repeat themselves every 20 years or so with a smaller hiccup in the middle of that period. The 2008 crisis was preceded by the early 1990's crisis, which in turn was preceded the 1970's oil crisis. My amateurish guess is that the next big crisis will hit us in the mid-2020's.

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With the relentless business part reduces both abroad and here in the U.S., there is growing fear this is it—the immense one that will take us back to the profundities of 2008. Despite the way in which that that level of fear is obviously sensible, a more major look at the honest to goodness cash related and flaunt situation around the world recommends that the shakiness we are clearly seeing—and that we may well continue seeing—is flawlessly ordinary. No doubt in the world, this kind of vulnerability is the reason stocks can, after some time, reestablish the points of interest they do. Which recommends that these infrequent rots are common, and in addition principal. 

This, everything considered, does not using any techniques answer the interest. How customary is this current decline—and how may we know whether we are gone to 2008? Is there a way to deal with oversee tell? 

How ordinary is this ruin? 

We should start with the principal request first. Right now, we are down around 9 percent from the market peak. Since 1980, ruins in the midst of a date-book year have associated between 2 percent and 49 percent, with the customary decrease at somewhat more than 14 percent. In this way, the market could drop another 5 percent, we'd at present fundamentally be at the ordinary rot for a typical year. 

Another way to deal with oversee look at this is to see how now and again an abatement of some self-decisive size occurs. Markets experience a 10-percent diminish every year, everything considered, and this is only the second we've found in the past three years. In that sense, we are past due, yet what extent of more terrible would this have the capacity to get? 

By what technique may we tell in the event that we're set out toward another 2008? 

There are no accreditations, clearly, at any rate in case we look at past bear markets (depicted as abatements of 20 percent or more), we can show a few target certainties: 

Of 10 such events since 1929, 80 percent of them happened in the midst of a subsidence. The U.S. economy, paying little personality to some organizing models, continues making; we are not in a draw back. A creation economy tends to help incorporate regards and most out of reach point decreases. 

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40% of past bear markets came in the midst of times of rapidly rising thing costs—the 1973 oil boycott, for example. Extending costs have a tendency to meddle with money related headway and sledge all around employments. In the end, doubtlessly, we have low and dropping thing costs, which bolster cash related upgrade and help everything considered pay rates, in any occasion here in the U.S. This is, all around, the backward of an issue. 

In the midst of 40 percent of past bear shows, the Federal Reserve (Fed) compellingly raised advancement costs. With rates still one phase from zero—and inclined to stay low for a long time—we again have the opposite conditions from those that fuel a bear advance. The Fed continues adding move to the economy, which has reinforced the market up until this point, and will continue doing in that farthest point. Rather than being a dash of the issue, this Fed is set out to stay some bit of the blueprint. 

Half of the bear markets were seen as when advance characteristics were remarkable. Current valuations are high, yet they are no place close past summits. Cutting straight to the chase, paying little personality to the way in which that an acclimation to cleave down valuations is anguishing, as we are seeing, it correspondingly actuates the threat of a further drop diffuses, which takes us back to the way that discontinuous drawdowns are fundamental, and furthermore strong.

All bear markets have more than one of these characteristics; beginning at now, we have (at most) one and to a remarkable degree more like one-bit of one. Cutting straight to the chase, for two of these attributes, we truly have the pivot of an issue. This doesn't infer that we won't see in addition ruins, yet it recommends that they are all the all the more staggering—and would all the more then likely be brief. 

We can in like way look at persevering history to see the aggregate more weight we may check whether the condition increments. In 2011, when Greece humbly surrendered from each money related obligation and detached the European Union, for example, we saw a pullback of 19 percent, which about met the extents of a bear show. In 1998, in the midst of the Asian money related crisis, we additionally saw a pullback of 19 percent. Despite the highlights, our present no matter how you look at it financial condition is no place close as horrendous of both of those years. In like way, even with those reductions, the yearly return for dependably wasn't stunning: in 2011, the market completed level, and in 1998, it really got 27 percent.

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