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11 ways to prepare for the next stock market crash

The Motley Fool Logo By Jason Hall of The Motley Fool | Slide 1 of 13: With history as our guide, there are a few important things we can understand about stock market crashes. We know they happen, and on average about once a decade. But it’s impossible to predict with any degree of accuracy when the next market crash will happen. Just ask anyone who has sold out over the past decade, only to see the S&P 500 race ahead by more than 200% in total returns. But just because market crashes are unpredictable doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to prepare for it, while still profiting from the run up before the crash. Here are the best 11 ways you can prepare.ALSO READ: When Did the Stock Market Crash?

The stock market will crash again, but nobody knows when

With history as our guide, there are a few important things we can understand about stock market crashes. We know they happen, and on average about once a decade. But it’s impossible to predict with any degree of accuracy when the next market crash will happen. Just ask anyone who has sold out over the past decade, only to see the S&P 500 race ahead by more than 200% in total returns.

But just because market crashes are unpredictable doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to prepare for it, while still profiting from the run up before the crash. Click ahead for the best 11 ways you can prepare.


ALSO READ: When Did the Stock Market Crash?

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