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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