UPDATE: Jim Rogers says ETF holders will get mauled by 'the worst' bear market 'in a 'lifetime'
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch
Critical information for the U.S. trading day
Now that the Fed has finally started to peel off the quantitative-tightening Band-Aid, things should start getting back to normal.
That's a good one, given no one really knows what normal is these days. A pullback from the record highs of yesterday looks to be in store, and gold bugs should cover their eyes, because the market has been playing catchup to Fed rate-hike hints (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/feds-yellen-says-low-inflation-a-mystery-but-not-mysterious-enough-to-keep-rates-low-2017-09-20).
We're diving right into our call of the day, which comes from Jim Rogers. In a sweeping interview with RealVision TV, the veteran investor warns another bear market is coming, and that it will be "horrendous, the worst." Speaking to his interviewee, who came into the markets in 1986, he said that pullback would be "the worst in your lifetime, in your financial experience."
It's the level of debt across global economies that will be to blame, he says.
And retail investors who have been piling into exchange-traded funds will be particularly vulnerable to that next big mauling. For those ETF owners -- who are all in on easy S&P plays right now (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-10-etfs-sucked-up-half-of-all-inflows-in-august-2017-09-11) -- here's his message:
"When we have the bear market, a lot of people are going to find that, 'Oh my God, I own an ETF, and they collapsed. It went down more than anything else.' And the reason it will go down more than anything else is because that's what everybody owns," he says.