– 10 warning signs of global financial meltdown (Telegraph, Sep 19, 2014):
Stock markets and investors around the world have enjoyed record gains but the clouds are gathering
It is always best to fix the roof when the sun is shining, and with stock markets at or near record highs around the world then there is no better time than now to make sure investments and financial security are in good order.
Based on the following 10 charts there is every reason to think that the record run of gains for investors might be running out of steam, and that means taking some profits and raising cash would be a good idea.
Of course there is always the unknowable chance that European Central banks press the button on mass monetary easing, or for that matter central banks in the US, UK or China. But that is a dangerous investment strategy to rely on given the outlook below.