Another stock market crash may be ahead. I'd take these 3 steps to get rich from it
A number of risks currently face investors that could cause another market crash over the coming months. For example, there could be a second wave of coronavirus across many of the world’s major economies. There may also be rising trade tensions between the US and China that cause investor sentiment to weaken.
Therefore, now could be the right time to focus your capital on high-quality shares that have a higher chance of surviving an economic downturn. Through taking a long-term view, and keeping some cash on hand, you could benefit from another stock market crash.
Having some cash available during a market crash can be highly beneficial to long-term investors. It provides peace of mind so that you can pay for unexpected costs at a time when job security may be low. It also means that you are in a position to capitalise on lower valuations across the stock market.
Clearly, holding large amounts of cash for the long term is unlikely to produce high returns. But, at a time when the prospects for the world economy are uncertain, ensuring you have liquidity within your portfolio could be a major advantage should stock prices become more attractive over the coming months.
High-quality businesses may be in a better position than their industry peers to survive another market crash. For example, companies with solid balance sheets that contain little amounts of debt may be under less pressure to deliver sales and profit growth on a relative basis. Likewise, companies with wide economic moats may be ...
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