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How to protect yourself if you fear a stock-market crash is coming

How to protect yourself if you fear a stock-market crash is coming

10/04/2017

By Jeff Reeves, MarketWatch

Jeff Reeves talks markets and trends with Meb Faber

The underappreciated bull market just keeps on running.

This year, we've already seen a ridiculous 40-plus record closes for the S&P 500 .

But that hasn't stopped a chorus of bulls warning against a potential correction right around the corner.

By now, every investor has heard plenty of arguments as to why this aging bull market may run out of gas soon. But in case you need a scorecard of some of the most damning evidence, author and asset manager Mebane Faber is out with a new research report that lays out the case pretty starkly by digging into four important topic.

Here are four big warning signs he sees right now:

1. The bull market is old. Investing at the end of 2017 "feels a bit like being on mile 21 of a marathon," Faber writes in the report. Sure, there's still room to run. But this race has to end eventually.

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