What is the Central Bankers' Bubble and Will It Burst?

Easy-money policies across the globe have set us up for some rocky times ahead. Here's why, and what retirement savers and investors should be doing now to protect themselves.

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In the 1990s we had the dot-com bubble. In the 2000s we had the real estate bubble. In a book I published at the end of 2005, I predicted that real estate bubble would burst. And now we have the central bankers’ bubble.

The central bankers’ bubble has formed thanks to a concerted effort by several government central banks around the world to boost their economies. Since 2008 they’ve used a combination of strategies, including setting low interest rates (even negative interest rates in certain countries), buying their own government bonds and even buying actual stocks. This has driven up asset prices worldwide. Due to all this stimulus, we are currently in the second-longest bull market in history. March 2018 marked the nine-year anniversary of this bull market!

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Craig Kirsner, Investment Adviser Representative
President, Stuart Estate Planning Wealth Advisors

Craig Kirsner, MBA, is a nationally recognized author, speaker and retirement planner, whom you may have seen on Kiplinger, Fidelity.com, Nasdaq.com, AT&T, Yahoo Finance, MSN Money, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, and many other places. He is an Investment Adviser Representative who has passed the Series 63 and 65 securities exams and has been a licensed insurance agent for 25 years.