Economist Ted Bauman has been feeling less confident about the overall US stock market. It is one of the longest bull markets in history and it may have just about run its course. Ted Bauman was born in the United States and traveled to South Africa when he got older in order to earn a degree in economics. He has worked many years assisting those in need all over the world. Much of his written work has been published in journals in many different countries. He gained experience in low-risk investing strategies over his many years living in South Africa and feels it is the best way for investors to make money in the markets. His current view of the United States stock market is bleak.
He does not put a date to a market crash scenario, but he does list factors that Bauman believes that he could drive the United States into a recession and a bear market in equities.One factor that could end the bull market in US stocks is that the market is extremely overvalued. Ted Bauman is not the only a famous economist who believes stock valuations in the US are at extremes. Eventually, more investors will realize that stocks are too overvalued, and they will run for the exits at the same time, causing equity prices to plunge rapidly. Another factor that could cause a bear market and push the US into a recession is the current trade war with China and the US.
Mr. Bauman has stated that China could end up retaliating against US companies and hurt their earnings. Ted Bauman also feels that interest rates could cause the bull market to end. Currently, interest rates are still historically low. However, there is a lot of debt in the financial system and many financial investment analysts believe that the US economy will be unable to handle rates higher than three percent.Ted Bauman currently writes three newsletters for Banyan Hill Publishing. He provides his subscribers with advice on how to invest properly. He feels that average people should be allotted the same opportunities as the super-rich. Bauman advises investor that now is a time to take cation n the markets and to focus on low-risk investing strategies and wealth preservation.