Salient to Investors:
Laurence D. Fink at BlackRock said:
- Stocks may decline as much as 15 percent because of political risks in China, Japan, France and the US.
- Stocks may return more than 7 percent in the long-term, assuming the global economy expands at 4 percent
- Investors already invested 100 percent in equities should hold.
- France may be the cause for an eventual failure of the euro currency.
Ray Dalio at Bridgewater Associates said:
- Equity returns will slow to 4 percent annually in the next decade.
- The Fed won’t be able to raise interest rates for years as the economy has not strengthened sufficiently.
- The next major financial crisis will come from France because of a rise in their debt-service payments that will constrict their economy.
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