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September 29, 2018

Ted Bauman: How To Kill A Bull

Ted Bauman is an editor for Banyan Hill Publishing. He holds degrees from the University of Cape Town in History and Economics. His earliest work experience involved working at fast food restaurants and gas stations. Later he traveled all over the world for Habitat for Humanity. He took managerial roles in housing projects in the nonprofit sector. His writings have been published in respectable journals. Today, one of his areas of specialization involves writing about low-risk investing and wealth preservation strategies. Many of his life experiences through volunteer work and employment have led him to believe that society should try to help the lower classes.

Lately, Ted Bauman has been advising his readers to adopt a more cautious stance in regard to the US Stock market. Mr. Bauman has always recommended that individuals start off investing in a defensive manner before they get aggressive. Most pundits on financial outlets talk about the current bull market going on indefinitely, but there are a few respectable individuals on Wall Street who are starting to get nervous about the stock market. The bull market is the longest in history and Mr. Bauman feels that there are factors that could start to push stock prices lower. He says that if the Federal Reserve keeps pushing interest rates, investors seeking safer yield will exit the stock market. If economic data keeps showing up positive, the Federal Reserve will likely remain on their current course of action. Ted Bauman believes that if interest rates hit four percent, the bull market will end. He also pointed out that the current trade war could speed the process of ending the bull market in equities.

Ted Bauman advises investors to brace for a down market if it comes but he urges investors not to try to time the market. Sometimes, it could take up to a year for a bear market to be officially acknowledged. If the stock market does crash, equities may bounce back in a similar matter to 1987. Investors who panicked lost money and those that remained calm made a ten percent rate of return by the end of the year. Mr. Bauman believes that investors should make sure they have bonds in their financial portfolio because they can help an investor survive a bear market in stocks.

 

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