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Why I’d start preparing for stock market crash part 2 today // Motley Fool Australia

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The world economy’s uncertain outlook could prompt a second stock market crash in 2020. Risks such as political challenges in North America, Brexit and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic may contribute to weaker investor sentiment that sends share prices lower.

Furthermore, market declines have taken place fairly frequently in the past. Therefore, planning ahead for their occurrence could be a prudent strategy.

Through buying the best companies at the lowest prices today, you may be in a strong position to survive a market downturn and prosper from its recovery.

The risk of a second stock market crash

As mentioned, a second stock market crash could realistically occur in the near term. Although many stock prices have rebounded…



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3 ASX small cap shares you must add to your watchlist // Motley Fool Australia

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Are you looking for some small cap ASX shares to add to your watchlist? Then I would highly recommend you take a look at the ones listed below.

Here’s why I think they have a lot of potential and are worth keeping a close eye on:

The first small cap ASX share to watch is Avita Medical. It is the global regenerative medicine company behind the exciting Recell system. This system allows healthcare professionals to produce a suspension of Spray-On Skin Cells using a small sample of the patient’s own skin. This suspension contains the cells necessary to regenerate the outer layer of natural, healthy skin and is prepared and applied at the point-of-care in as little as 30-minutes. While the company has a huge market opportunity…



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Welcome home: a tale of quarantine

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“This is a five-star hotel. I can tell you, the food is great.” he said. “get the same food as yous get.” 

The large policeman walked us safely, as promised, from the charter bus to the foyer of the hotel. 

We were not told where we were going when we disembarked at Sydney International Airport. We were just passed from official to official, all thoroughly PPE-ed, and each requiring a glance at our passports, boarding passes and both halves of our faces (the upper and the dreaded lower half). In return, we were given information sheets containing COVID-19 mandated precautionary measures to be taken upon our arrival and during our stay. 

Glad to be back. 

There were green dots on the charter bus seats that…



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Forget the gold price! I’d buy crashing shares to retire early // Motley Fool Australia

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Buying crashing shares to retire early may seem like a risky strategy to many investors. They may view an uncertain economic outlook as a reason to avoid stocks and instead purchase other assets such as gold following its recent price rise.

However, the long-term prospects for the stock market seem to be relatively bright. Buying a range of high-quality businesses at cheap prices could lead to impressive returns that have a positive impact on your retirement plans.

A rising gold price

Of course, a rising gold price may seem more attractive than crashing shares at first glance. The precious metal has soared to a new record high this year as a combination of low interest rates and an uncertain economic outlook have increased demand…



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