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The FTSE 100 is rising again, but is the market about to crash?

The Motley Fool UK

21/07/2021 - 14:54

The FTSE 100 is hovering just below 7,000 after Monday's slump. Is it time to buy, or is there worse to come? Roland Head gives his verdict. The post The FTSE 100 is rising again, but is the market about to crash? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.


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  2. Why I don't believe the market will crash in the next week or two (27/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  3. Isn't "the market will crash" a self-fulfilling profecy? (13/07/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  5. What’s with all the market crash sentiment? (11/04/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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  8. What I’ve learned 15 months from the stock market crash (29/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
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  11. Does the US economy going down really still affect the US stock market anymore? Considering all the new international investors now. (22/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  12. If market crashes due to a return of the delta variant. Will the inflation FUD people try to claim the crash like Michael Burry? (17/07/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  13. Stock market crash! Here’s what I’d do if the FTSE 100 falls 20% (21/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Analysts are warning of a stock market crash (again). The FTSE 100 fell 100 points on Friday, and that brought out the doom mongers. Inflation is the main worry this time. As price growth hits 5% in the US, and 2.1% in the UK, many investors fear central bankers will be forced to reign in stimulus to stop the economy from overheating. That means higher borrowing cost, and less hot money flooding into assets such as shares. There’s a big debate over whether the inflation resurgence is temporary, or built to last. But right now, the answer is nobody knows. Even if it’s the former, investor nervousness could still trigger a stock market crash. So what would I do? Any investor who buys shares has to accept that the FTSE 100 could crash 20% at any time. That’s what stock markets do. They go up, mostly, but they crash pretty often too. Most people will remember the dotcom crash of 2000, the financial crisis crash of 2008 and last year’s Covid crash. There have been plenty more along the way, now largely forgotten.  Yes, the FTSE 100 could fall This volatility is the price equity investors pay for the superior long-term returns they generate from stocks and shares shares. Volatility isn’t a bad thing. Arguably, it’s a good thing.  I’ve trained myself to view a stock market crash as a great opportunity to buy shares at a reduced price. I don’t find it easy, buying when everybody is selling. I’m at the mercy of the herd instinct, just like everybody else. Yet I steel myself to take the opportunity when it arises. If the FTSE 100 does crash 20%, I’d aim to buy more of my favourite UK shares, at temporarily reduced prices. I’m not scared of a stock market crash I can take this ‘risk’ because I plan to keep my portfolio invested for the rest of my life. To retirement, and beyond. So any money I invest this year could be in the market for a further 30 years. That should give it plenty of time to climb in value. Another advantage of a stock market crash is that I invest a regular monthly sum into a pension. If share prices fall, I get more stock for my money. I also reinvest all my dividends. They pick up more stock, when share prices are down. When markets recover, I will own more shares than if they hadn’t crashed at all. Naturally, a stock market crash can be traumatic. Nobody likes to see the value of their savings plunge. Like everybody else, I’d feel better if the stock market shot up 20% instead. Not all shares are guaranteed to recover and any recovery might take some time. But history shows that, in the longer run, stock markets recover from a crash. It should happen next time too. And the next… The post Stock market crash! Here’s what I’d do if the FTSE 100 falls 20% appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation. It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about. They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market. That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’. Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it. To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this 'double agent'! More reading Vodafone vs BT share price rated Three FTSE 100 dividend shares for extra passive income in 2021 Here’s why I think the Vodafone share price is undervalued Is the Vodafone share price a bargain? 2 FTSE 100 stocks to consider buying this bank holiday weekend Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  14. Who truly believes a crash is coming this year and what are you doing about it? (29/06/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
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  15. Is the volatile FTSE 100 Index a precursor to a market crash? (22/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The FTSE 100 has been quite volatile recently. Over the last 12 months, the index has increased by an impressive 11.6%. But this week, it’s hardly been smooth sailing. On Monday, the FTSE 100 dropped almost 200 points, only to recover most of this decline by Wednesday morning. What’s behind this erratic behaviour? And is this a sign of a potential market crash? The wobbly FTSE 100 The level of the FTSE 100 is ultimately determined by the movement of its underlying stocks. Grouping the UK’s largest 100 public companies by market capitalisation into a single index provides a decent proxy to the average overall performance of the stock market in the country. That means the recent volatility in the index price was caused by nothing more than investors and traders buying and selling shares. But on Monday, the selling pressure was higher than usual. Lockdown restrictions have now been removed in England. This is undoubtedly good news for businesses, especially those in the hospitality sector. But the Covid-19 infection rates have almost returned to their peak, spawning resurging fears over the UK’s economic recovery prospects. With that in mind, seeing the FTSE 100 drop sharply on Monday morning makes perfect sense to me. But since then, the index has started growing again. It seems the initial decline created several buying opportunities for multiple recovering companies. And with buying activity suddenly up, the FTSE 100 followed suit. A precursor to a market crash? The fear of an impending market crash is something that all investors experience at some point. But despite what many believe, these events aren’t actually that common. The collapse seen last year was the first since 2008. And it was ultimately a globally elected crash as governments worldwide decided to shut down their economies to slow the spread of Covid-19. This is one of the reasons why the stock market has almost fully recovered in a relatively short space of time compared to historical timelines. Personally, I’m not convinced that the pandemic will trigger another market crash. Now that vaccines are available, the world seems far more prepared to combat this pandemic. Having said that, the risk of significant short-term disruption remains high. As stated earlier, the Covid-19 infection rate in the UK is nearing its highest levels. And the removal of lockdown restrictions in England will undoubtedly worsen this metric. Suppose these levels continue to rise and reach a new all-time high? In that case, I think it’s likely restrictions will be reintroduced in some form. Needless to say, these would likely disrupt many businesses both in and out of the FTSE 100 Index. The bottom line All things considered, I’m not concerned about an impending market crash. If one were to occur, it would hardly be a pleasant experience. But it’s ultimately a short-term problem that may represent a fantastic buying opportunity. So I won’t be closing any positions in my portfolio for this reason any time soon.  The post Is the volatile FTSE 100 Index a precursor to a market crash? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Instead, I’m quite tempted to buy more shares, starting with this one… FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading The FTSE 100 is rising again, but is the market about to crash? Is the FTSE 100 set for another slump in 2021? Why has the FTSE 100 index fallen below 7,000? Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  17. 2021 market crash: 4 things I’m doing now just in case (04/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
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  20. What do you do when you expect a correction or crash? (22/02/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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  27. Stock market crash! Are we heading for meltdown as inflation spikes? (11/06/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    As US inflation spikes to 5%, fears of a stock market crash are growing again. The last decade of rising share prices has been fuelled by easy money and low interest rates, but rising inflation could put a stop to both of those. If the US Federal Reserve and Bank of England are forced to rein in stimulus and increase borrowing costs to stop the economy from overheating, markets could take a beating. A stock market crash may seem far off with the FTSE 100 rebounding almost 40% since last year’s crash in March, to consolidate above 7,000. In the US, the S&P 500 broke through 4,000 for the first time ever in April, and has ploughed on to 4,239. However, as we saw last year, things can quickly change. There’s never been a time when somebody isn’t worrying about a potential stock market crash. People have been predicting them pretty much constantly since the financial crisis. The extreme monetary measures politicians and central bankers adopted in 2008 and 2009 are partly to blame. Nobody can predict the next stock market crash The economy has been propped up by quantitative easing and near-zero interest rates, and so have asset prices. It all feels a bit suspect. People are right to worry about what might happen if central bankers are forced to tighten. Stock market crash talk wouldn’t stop me from investing today, or any day, really. If it did, then I’d never invest in shares. I’d have spent the last decade clinging to the comfort of cash, only to watch its value fall in real terms while equities raced ahead. The truth is that nobody can predict a stock market crash with any accuracy. Or anything, really. Right now, the global economy looks set for a bumper recovery, as vaccines protect populations, and lockdowns are eased. Yet there’s a lingering concern over Covid mutations. These already seem likely to delay the 21 June reopening in the UK. Then if we do reopen, some fear everything will fly too far, too fast, triggering a stock market crash. It seems we’re damned if we do, damned if we don’t. This is why I choose to ignore all predictions, whether good or bad. Nobody knows what’s going to happen next. I’m still buying top FTSE 100 shares today All I can do is focus on the stocks in my own portfolio, and make sure I’m investing in top quality companies. I look for FTSE 100 stocks with solid bank balance sheets, steady revenues, loyal customers, minimal debt, and a robust defensive ‘moat’ against competitors. That should leave them well-placed to survive even a serious stock market crash. If share prices do crash, I’d look to scoop up my favourite companies at the reduced price. After that, I will continue to do what I always do. Which is to hold shares for the long term, to retirement and beyond. That turns a stock market crash into an opportunity, rather than a threat. The post Stock market crash! Are we heading for meltdown as inflation spikes? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. Right now I’d check out opportunities like this one. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity… You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy. And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline. Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report. But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! More reading The Go-Ahead share price keeps falling! Should I buy this UK share today? 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy with £2k My 3 top FTSE 100 shares for extra dividend income! What am I doing with my Aviva shares now? 1 FTSE 100 and 1 FTSE 250 stock I’d buy today Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  28. Hypothetical Situation: where to place 100K in a stock market crash (17/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Hello All, I wanted to get your opinion of what you would buy during a stock market crash. Nearing the one year anniversary of the 2020 Crash, I think this would be interesting. What would you choose: Low cost S&P index fund Individual stocks: if so which ones and why? Gold/Silver/Oil ect. Tech sector stocks International stocks Dividend paying funds/stocks Other: (please explain more)   submitted by   /u/3337jess [link]   [comments]
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  29. Going to cash in IRA for upcoming crash? (18/07/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    My IRA right now is about 30% of my portfolio. The rest is in taxable. I was thinking since selling in my ROTH doesn't incur any taxes it would be good to maybe sell a large percentage of it to money market till after the crash or correction happens. I hear people saying a 50% crash is coming sometime soon. Thoughts.   submitted by   /u/apooroldinvestor [link]   [comments]
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  30. Market crash anytime soon? (29/03/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Ive been put off investing for a while now but ive finally dipped my toes into it but 'experts' anticipate a market crash soon because of overvalued share prices and a record-high deviation from the Buffer indicator trendline. I'll be DCA'ing anyway so it wouldnt affect me too much long-term but was considering throwing larger sums of cash here and there. What are your guys' thoughts on the state of the market?   submitted by   /u/SleepyBus99 [link]   [comments]
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  31. Possible crash May 10-12? (25/04/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    I just wanted to know if anyone else has heard of/has an opinion on this. I feel like it’s common knowledge that there will be a crash within the foreseeable future, and Greg Diamond (a technical analyst) says it’ll be May 10. The article I read went into some detail on chart similarities between the dot com crash, 2009 crash, and the current Covid crisis that pointed to a potential crash around that date. Any ideas?   submitted by   /u/MoistPanda253 [link]   [comments]
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  32. : Is the U.S. housing market heading for a crash? Here’s what the experts say (21/04/2021 - Market Watch)
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  33. A market crash could be coming: 1 stock to buy if it happens (22/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Rising equity valuations, rising coronavirus cases and rising inflation rates are all reasons why analysts believe a market crash could be on the horizon. I’m inclined to believe these projections. Some parts of the market appear incredibly overvalued. Inflation rates are also rising around the world. Historically, rising inflation has been bad for equities.  However, it’s impossible to predict what the future could hold for stocks. A market crash could occur in the next few months, or it could not.  As such, rather than getting out of the market altogether, I’d take a different approach. I’d buy a company that will profit in both scenarios. And I think I’ve found just the right business.  Stock market crash protection  In periods of elevated market volatility, investors tend to trade more. That can be good news for financial services firms which specialise in trading. That’s why I’d buy derivatives broker Plus500 (LSE: PLUS) to protect against a market crash.  The company’s results for 2020 provide some guide as to how the business might perform in a volatile environment. For the year ended 31 December 2020, Plus500’s total revenue increased 146% to $873m. Revenues jumped, thanks to what management described as an “unprecedented” level of customer platform usage. Overall, during the year, customers placed 82m trades on the firm’s platforms. In 2019, the number was 35m.  This record level of activity and revenues has provided the group with a capital infusion. It’s using some of the cash to invest in marketing its products while plotting expansion overseas.  A few days ago, the group completed the acquisition of US firms Cunningham Commodities and Cunningham Trading Systems. The former is a futures commission merchant and the latter is a futures and options trading platform provider.  The London-listed group paid $30m for this addition, and management continues to look for “additional bolt-on acquisitions.“ Risks ahead Of course, past performance should never be used as a guide to future potential. Just because Plus500 performed well last year doesn’t mean it’ll do so in the next market crash. Stock markets benefitted last year from government stimulus plans and quantitative easing. It’s not possible to say if they’ll step in again to stabilise the markets next time around. If they don’t, clients could run into financial difficulties, forcing losses on Plus500.  Despite these risks, I’d buy the company for my portfolio today, due to its performance in the last stock market crash. A dividend yield of 8% and management’s commitment to return at least 50% of net profits to shareholders is also appealing. Management is looking at buybacks and dividends, with at least 50% of cash returns earmarked for dividends.  I think these comments suggest Plus500 could be an attractive income and growth stock for me to own.  The post A market crash could be coming: 1 stock to buy if it happens appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading 3 FTSE 250 dividend shares I’d buy for my Stocks & Shares ISA today This FTSE 250 stock still looks embarrassingly cheap Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  34. Everyone is expecting a crash, so be greedy when others are fearful? (01/07/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    So this week my email and youtube recommendations are full of "THE BIGGEST CRASH IN THE HISTORY", "THE GUY WHO PREDICTED THE 2008 CRASH IS WARNING YOU", and here on Reddit every day there is a post about an incoming crash, also the fear and greed index is the fear territory, so following the advice of the old man " Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful." but on the other hand, the market is reaching a new ATH, so my question for the people who lived the previous crashes, was it fear the dominant emotion is driving the market? or everyone was partying and greedy and suddenly the sky fall on them?   submitted by   /u/tamtom995 [link]   [comments]
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  35. Stop Loss Order Advice (06/07/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Everyone is predicting the next market crash, which is bologna because no one can predict the next crash, but that doesn’t mean setting some stop-loss orders isn’t a good practice. Regarding index funds (S&P and total market), what percentage drop would you think is indicative of a larger crash beginning? I’m thinking a 10% drop in something like VOO could be a strong indicator it could be getting worse but I’m newer to investing and want to get some advice from some people who have experienced crashes before. Thanks!   submitted by   /u/chrism-6 [link]   [comments]
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  36. Stock Market Crash: This Is What a Recipe for a Stock Market Crash Looks Like (23/03/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
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  37. Should I wait until the next stock market crash to buy cheap UK shares? (17/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The stock market’s recent rally means it may be more difficult to buy cheap UK shares today than it was a few months ago. After all, indexes such as the FTSE 350 have moved higher as investor sentiment has strengthened. As such, it could be argued that waiting for the next stock market crash before buying UK stocks is a sound move. Since no bull market has lasted in perpetuity, this could offer some appeal. However, with many FTSE 350 stocks still trading on low earnings multiples, there may be opportunities to unearth good value companies on a case-by-case basis. Buying cheap UK shares in a stock market crash The past performance of the stock market shows it’s been possible to buy cheap UK shares during a crash. March 2020 is a prime example of this, when even high-quality companies traded at low prices for a limited time. Other examples include the global financial crisis and dot com bubble, when investor fear caused many companies to have low prices for a short amount of time. Such events have always occurred after a bull market. In fact, no rise in the stock market’s price level has ever been permanent. This could mean a strategy of waiting for a lower stock market price level is a sound means of capitalising on the market cycle. Buying low and selling at higher prices could realistically be a means of earning a higher return than the wider stock market over the long run. Predicting a stock market crash However, the problem with this plan is predicting when a stock market crash will produce a wide range of cheap UK shares. That’s a very tough task. Last year’s market decline highlighted the difficulties in trying to second-guess market movements. Ultimately, the future is always a known unknown. Furthermore, many UK stocks continue to trade at cheap prices. Although the stock market has rallied since its March 2020 lows, indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 continue to trade at lower prices than they did a year ago. This could indicate there are good-value shares on offer that can be purchased now and held for the long term. In time, they could produce impressive returns in a likely stock market recovery and a period of improved economic growth. An uncertain future is always ahead Therefore, waiting for a stock market crash before buying cheap UK shares could be a difficult strategy to execute. Impatience from low returns of cash and the challenges in predicting the stock market’s movements may mean that identifying undervalued shares at the present time on a case-by-case basis is a more prudent approach. It could allow an investor to obtain favourable risk/reward opportunities on a long-term investment outlook. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading FTSE 100 stocks: a UK share I think will exit Covid-19 in terrific shape UK investing: I think these are the best shares to buy now The Rolls-Royce share price is under £1: should I buy today? 3 UK shares I’d buy right now in my ISA Unilever shares: should I buy? Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Should I wait until the next stock market crash to buy cheap UK shares? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  38. The FTSE 100 has surged 30% since the 2020 stock market crash! Here’s what I’d do now (15/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    The FTSE 100 has delivered a strong recovery following the 2020 stock market crash. Although it continues to trade 13% down on its price from a year ago, it is nevertheless around 30% up on the lowest point it reached in the March 2020 crash. Despite the recent stock market rally, a number of companies continue to trade on low valuations relative to their historic averages. Buying a wide range of them for the long term could lead to impressive returns. Meanwhile, holding some cash in case of a further market decline may be a prudent move. Buying cheap FTSE 100 shares today Clearly, some FTSE 100 stocks now trade at relatively high prices. Investor sentiment has improved significantly as vaccine rollouts have continued and economic forecasts have improved. However, this does not mean that further gains for the index are necessarily ahead. As the 2020 stock market crash showed, investor sentiment can very quickly change from positive to negative. As such, it may be a sound idea to only purchase companies with valuations that have not run away to levels that are difficult to justify. For example, buying stocks with margins of safety relative to their sector peers or historic averages could be a prudent move. After the FTSE 100’s recent stock market rally, such a task may be more difficult than it was just a few months ago. However, as mentioned, the index continues to trade down on its level from a year ago, and some sectors such as property, financial services and retail could offer good value for money at the present time. Holding cash in case of a stock market crash The track record of the FTSE 100 highlights how unpredictable its performance can be. Certainly, it has produced high single-digit annual total returns since its inception in 1984. However, along the way it has experienced numerous stock market crashes, corrections and bear markets that have caused major declines in a short space of time. Such events have not suddenly become obsolete. They are very likely to occur in future, although predicting when they will take place is a very difficult task. Therefore, taking a prudent approach and holding some cash in a portfolio could be a sound move. It may provide peace of mind should the current stock market rally turn into a crash. Moreover, it could allow an investor to capitalise on low valuations caused by a sudden deterioration in investor sentiment over a short time period – as was the case in March 2020. Holding some cash instead of being fully invested in FTSE 100 shares may produce lower returns than those available in the stock market. However, over the long run such a strategy may be beneficial in terms of accessing low stock prices in a future stock market crash. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Greencoat UK Wind shares: should I buy now? Is a Vitamix blender worth it? I’d drip-feed £250 a month into the FTSE 250 to aim to retire in comfort The best shares to buy now for an ISA How I’d determine the best types of dividend stocks to buy in 2021 Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post The FTSE 100 has surged 30% since the 2020 stock market crash! Here’s what I’d do now appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  39. Is anyone else sick and tired of seeing all the people “predicting” a market crash (06/07/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    It seems like every day I’m seeing a post on this subreddit of people with articles saying “all the experts are predicting a crash.” It’s so annoying seeing these types of post. It’s not helpful Bc there is no way to predict when a crash will occur.   submitted by   /u/Ok_Midnight2894 [link]   [comments]
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  40. Article On Bloomberg Stating Retail Investors Want To Crash The Market (How my blood boils) (18/02/2021 - Reddit Stock Market)
    I just read this article and it sounds like the media (or at least the person being interviewed) are lining up retail investors to scapegoat them for a market crash if we ever do have one. There's no logic to what they're saying to anyone with at least two folds in their brain. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-17/reddit-is-chief-suspect-as-volatility-etf-swells-to-2-6-billion Above is the link. Below is the alarming text. “It seems plausible that this ETF -- the only significant long VIX ETF with leverage -- is simply being viewed by retail as a smart way to hedge out a market crash..."   submitted by   /u/BlueFlavoredCrayon [link]   [comments]
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  41. 3 warning signs I’m watching for to predict another stock market crash (16/03/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    It’s almost a year to the day when we hit the bottom of the 2020 stock market crash. It’s easy to look back with the benefit of hindsight, a year on. At the time, nobody knew whether the FTSE 100 was going to fall another 10% or even more. Will it happen again? Although the stock market crash caught some by surprise, there are some warning signs that I can look at to try and gauge if another stock market crash is on the way.  Valuations and debt levels The valuation of a company is one sign. Now, I can’t just look at one company and say that due to the price-to-earnings ratio, the entire stock market could crash. But I can look at the average ratio across the FTSE All Share index and get a good idea. At the moment, the FTSE All Share average P/E ratio is around 21. The average over the past 10 years is around 17. If the ratio gets very high, it leads me to conclude that the market is overvalued and could be due a correction. It does look like valuations are above average at the moment, but not drastically enough to suggest a 25% stock market crash to bring about a fair rebalancing. And of course, while this warning sign of high P/E ratios is useful, it doesn’t account for surprise events such as a global pandemic. Last year, valuations didn’t look stretched, but we still saw a market crash. Another warning sign is the amount of debt the companies have. If I’m looking at one company, I can use the debt-to-equity ratio. For the whole market, it’s a little harder to get an accurate figure. So this sign is one I need to look out for as I’m researching individual companies. I’ve seen a lot of FTSE 100 companies increase debt over the past year due to the pandemic. But that was unavoidable for many.  Higher debt levels means more constraints for businesses, as they need to pay back the lender (with interest). If these levels get out of control, a company could go bust. Market crash warning signs, but not flashing right now As someone who buys stocks, it might not seen too logical to spend time looking at the bond markets. But bond yields give me a good indication about the future direction of stocks. Higher yields mean investors think interest rates will rise.  So a warning sign for me is the rising yields that we’ve started to see in the UK. If they continue to rise, I think we could see a crash in some form. Higher rates ultimately mean a higher cost of borrowing for corporates. None of the above signs are out of control, so I don’t see a stock market crash happening in the near future. As a result, I’ll continue to stick to buying stocks that I believe have good long-term potential. Even with a crash, a good quality company should be able to ride it out in the long run. In fact, by investing small amounts regularly, I’ll be able to bring my average buying price lower if we do see a crash. 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  42. Market crash mitigation? (09/04/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    One a scale of 1-10, how stupid is it to sell my roth IRA funds (Vanguard, $30k in VTSAX and already maxed for the year) and keep it in the settlement fund so I'm relatively safe if the market crashes from say... GME? I'd keep it in the settlement fund for a few months, and if nothing happens then I re-invest it. If the market does crash, then I trickle it back in for the dips. Since I don't have a lot on the line, I feel the like the opportunity cost isn't significant (I'm only 27, so plenty of time to make up a ~1k loss of growth), but the potential gain could be worth it. Looking at what happened in 2008, or even the beginning of COVID, a crash does have noticeable effects on VTSAX. I know that you can't time the market, so normally I wouldn't consider something like this. But with GME doing its whacky stuff, and the possible effects it could have, I feel like this isn't a normal scenario so abnormal moves should be considered.   submitted by   /u/heyufool [link]   [comments]
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  43. Why I’d listen to Warren Buffett and prepare for a 2021 market crash (28/02/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    Warren Buffett’s success hasn’t been built on an ability to predict when the next market crash will take place. In fact, the ‘Oracle of Omaha’ has rarely sought to second-guess market movements. Instead, he seeks to position his portfolio so it can take advantage of future short-term movements. As well as a likely rise in share prices that’s led to high single-digit annual returns for indexes such as the S&P 500 and FTSE 100 over recent decades. As such, following his lead could be a sound move. By preparing for a range of possible outcomes in 2021, including a market crash, it may be possible to obtain higher long-term returns. The unpredictability of the stock market The stock market’s future movements can be extremely unpredictable. The 2020 stock market crash is evidence of this. Indexes such as the S&P 500 and FTSE 100 declined by around a third in a matter of weeks. This wasn’t an isolated event. Previous bear markets have included the 2009 global financial crisis, catching many investors by surprise, both in terms of the speed of decline and the scale of stock price falls. Due to its unpredictability, as well as a history of following a cycle, it could be a sound move to seek to avoid trying to estimate how the stock market will perform. Buffett seems to have settled on this approach, with the world’s most successful investor focusing on company facts and figures, instead of forecasts. In doing so, he’s able to position his portfolio for a variety of future outcomes. For example, he holds large amounts of cash in case there are buying opportunities prompted by a stock market crash. Meanwhile, he holds high-quality companies that may be better placed to survive a market downturn. As well as benefit from a likely growth opportunity in the long run. Portfolio positioning in 2021 At present, such an approach is arguably of even greater value than ever. The economic outlook is extremely difficult to predict due to uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Should this lead to further disruption for a variety of industries, as well as rising unemployment and weak consumer confidence, a market crash could realistically take place in 2021. However, should the vaccine rollout and the end of lockdown measures lead to a release of pent-up demand across many sectors, the opposite could be true. The stock market rally since the 2020 decline could realistically continue and provide capital growth opportunities for investors. Therefore, following Buffett’s strategy could be a worthwhile move in 2021. It enables an investor to be prepared for a market crash through having cash in their portfolio. Similarly, by purchasing today’s undervalued shares, it’s possible to follow in Buffett’s footsteps and benefit from a likely rise in the stock market over the long run. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Stock market rally: I’d buy these FTSE 250 stocks Preference shares vs ordinary shares: what’s the difference? 5 of the best growth shares to buy for 2021 The FTSE 100 index: the best shares to buy now 2 UK shares I’d buy in my ISA in March to help me retire comfortably Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The post Why I’d listen to Warren Buffett and prepare for a 2021 market crash appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
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  44. FTSE 100: 3 dirt-cheap shares to buy now (22/07/2021 - The Motley Fool UK)
    After months of inching upwards, the FTSE 100 index is finally pulling back. It is at sub-7,000 levels, which indicates that share prices are likely to be more subdued right now for constituent companies than they would have otherwise been. To me, that is a good reason to buy some high-quality stocks now. Here are three such, that are also looking dirt-cheap to me now.  #1. 3i: continued growth The first one I like is the private equity and infrastructure investment firm 3i (LSE: III). The company had a fantastic year in 2020. And from its performance update for the first quarter of the current financial year ending 30 June, it appears to be on a roll this year too. The company’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation, commonly known by its acronym EBITDA, more than doubled from last year. I reckon this can give fresh impetus to its share price. After showing impressive growth until recently, it has softened in recent weeks. And its price to earnings (P/E) ratio is still a low 6.5 times. Even though its continued reliance on its investments in the Dutch retail store Action is not ideal, all things considered it is a pretty cheap stock for me to buy. #2. Polymetal International: more than a gold price play Another one I like is the precious metals miner Polymetal International, which has a P/E of 9 times. Its share price has been sliding downwards since peaking in August last year. But I think going by its robust financial health, it is only a matter of time before it starts rising again. In the meantime, it makes for a good income stock, with a dividend yield at 6.2%. The only caution I have for this stock is that its performance could get hit this year because precious metal prices are not quite as much in demand as they were in last year’s bear market. But then again, it showed robust performance even before last year. I have already bought the stock and am considering buying more of it now. #3. Segro: a long-term FTSE 100 stock to hold FTSE 100 warehouser Segro is another stock I like with a sub-10 times P/E ratio. The company benefited significantly from the e-commerce boom last year, leading to an almost consistent rise in share price since last year’s market crash. But it was broadly rising even earlier.  Looking forward, I think e-commerce related companies will only continue to gain over time as online shopping becomes a norm. So, for me the likes of Segro are long-term investments. In the short-term though, I think there could be some pull back in performance from last year. But this is only because the past year was an outlier. And there is also a possibility that online sales may just not slow down. As such, I expect its overall story to remain intact. It is a buy for me. The post FTSE 100: 3 dirt-cheap shares to buy now appeared first on The Motley Fool UK. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks? If so, get this FREE no-strings report now. While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead. And the performance of this company really is stunning. In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends. We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen. Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31% In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259 Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!) Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick. What’s more, it deserves your attention today. So please don’t wait another moment. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. More reading Is the volatile FTSE 100 Index a precursor to a market crash? The FTSE 100 is rising again, but is the market about to crash? Is the FTSE 100 set for another slump in 2021? Why has the FTSE 100 index fallen below 7,000? Manika Premsingh owns shares of Polymetal International. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
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  45. Rather than a market crash, what are the chances of the market trading sideways for the next year or two? (08/04/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    We are obviously in a bubble right now. Would the market trading sideways or slightly down for the next couple years correct that bubble? Or is a crash imminent at some point within the next few years?   submitted by   /u/KimJongTrill44 [link]   [comments]
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  46. Is market analysis something that can improve over time? (11/04/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Do you think market analysis is something we can can improve upon as time goes by? Like how we can improve medicine with medical research as time goes by or how we innovate and create sophiscated radars to predict weather. What if thousand years from now, we understand about market and people's behavior that we can immediately predict crash with pure accuracy instead constantly worrying about market crash like we are now. As time goes by, decades, centuries, etc, humanity is always improving but how much can we improve our understanding of the stock market?   submitted by   /u/gorays21 [link]   [comments]
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  47. Should I dump 4k into Vanguard VTI? (02/07/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    I have a hard time managing stocks. Right now I am buying 2 VTI every month, basically every paycheck. I have 4k that I am comfortable with just buying VTI but I get scared doing it. This would be a long term hold, 5 to 10 years. I wanted to use the 5k to play in the market but I have been holding it and not doing anything with it. Would I be dumb to do it? I fear the market will crash and I'd lose out... but I have been fearing the market was gonna crash for the last 5 years and been holding off.. with my luck it will finally happen.   submitted by   /u/PepeTheMule [link]   [comments]
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  48. How can everybody be so confident that the market won’t crash? (27/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    I just opened the front page of this subreddit and the first 10 post or so are all saying that the market won’t crash and that we all should be bullish? All I see is that we’re in a much worse state compared to the marker in februari 2020 while having much more “overpriced” stocks in my opinion. How can you justify being bullish with these stock prices without getting blinded by saying the stocks will be worth it in the future, wouldn’t that mean that they should be (almost) flat for a few years to adjust their market worth?   submitted by   /u/Perziyka-Nakura [link]   [comments]
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  49. Huge Crash or tiny crash or no crash or who knows what (27/02/2021 - Reddit Stocks)
    Something changed in the 21st century. And that something is our government printing money and sending stimulus checks left and right. The Fed is essentially acting like a market hedger now. I also think that given our extreme political polarization, no party can afford to oversee market crash without trying to fix it somehow. This is insane, that’s not what government is supposed to do. But it is doing it. So yes, it may crash in 2021 but by 2024 nobody will remember it. And given that now everyone is invested in the market, shareholders became too big too fail. So S&P drops 50% and all pension plans and 401k take a hit and what will happen? We will have retirees living on government cheese? No, they will print more and will send more checks. Because if they don’t they are out of power at next elections. This has not been the case in the 20th century. People had stable pensions, were invested in government bonds, could live off social security. People actually aspired to go to college and relied on their careers to build wealth, not stock market. Now we are all in equities, the entire society. And finally, if you look at what’s going on with personal finances and purchases - people want more and companies can’t keep up. There is shortage of everything from Peloton bikes to glaucoma medication. We don’t see built up of inventories, it’s the opposite. Even housing market isn’t suffering - there is shortage of houses/condos. When people are bearish they don’t take out $1M mortgage. Now, of course if you need your money next 2-3 years, don’t put it in equities. But this has always been the case. Otherwise, I am now more worried about my cash turning into junk than market crashing. Because market will go back up eventually, but cash will not.   submitted by   /u/Dowdell2008 [link]   [comments]
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