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It’s only been a few months since Carl Icahn released his video about the next stock market crash, but I feel it’s important to bring it back to the forefront.

If you care about your retirement savings, go watch it now. Yes, right now. Watch it here.

It’s only a matter of time before the next stock market crash.

Icahn says he saw the signs before: in 1969, ‘74, ‘79, ‘87, 2000 and 2008, and he’s seeing the signs again.

The kid from Queens sees artificially low interest rates from the Federal Reserve. He sees CEOs using low-interest loans to buy other companies at ridiculous valuations, showing a gain for the short-term that will be a loss down the road. He sees investors reaching out for riskier, high-yield bonds to compensate for the low interest rates at the banks.

It’s only a matter of time before this bubble bursts.

Why believe in Icahn? He’s a billionaire investor, has a reliable investment strategy, and looks out for the ordinary American.

“The public got screwed in ‘08. They’re going to get screwed again.” – Carl Icahn

This doesn’t have to happen to you.

It didn’t happen to our clients who stayed in the market in 2008 and it doesn’t have to happen to you when this bubble bursts. In fact, some our clients who kept their money in stocks of greats companies, rather than leaving the market completely, have seen their investments double since then.

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and I think we are going down that road.” – Carl Icahn

We’ve learned from others’ mistakes, and ValueAligned® Partners has a plan to weather an impending storm.

We developed a quantitative asset allocation model that tells what percentage of your portfolio should be exposed to stocks and how much to the safest cash assets. And right after the last crash, we developed a market trend model, sometimes referred to as our “Crash Protection Model”, that signals a coming crash. It helps us avoid unforeseen, serious market declines like 2008-2009 not seen by our ordinary model. The stock market is constantly fluctuating, and while tough, besides real estate and small business ownership, it is the only asset class that returns above inflation and taxes for the last hundred years. Stocks are the only game in town for your savings…so use tools that help you stay in stocks while avoiding the big losses.

I’ll point again to our clients who invested in the stock market after the crash in 2008. The stocks of great companies bounced back as the underlying businesses recovered with the economy. Those investors more than doubled their money.

Prepare yourself with a financial check-up.

We know it can be a daunting thought – an impending stock market crash – but we want to help. We’re not scared.

We’re prepared.

Once you learn about our strategy – investing in stocks of great companies – you’ll probably feel better, too.

Schedule a free, 15-minute financial assessment with us so we can put together an investment plan for your retirement. When you’re ready, send me an email or give me a call at david@valuealigned.com or 732-800-2375.