Rai Dalio, Wall Street billionaire predicts an economic disaster
Billionaire Ray Dalio, recognized as the head behind the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, believes there is an imminent risk of economic disaster. Among the reasons, he believes that the trade war between the United States and China could deepen. And, if not, “something else will,” the billionaire added.
“If you worry, you don’t have to worry. And if you don’t worry, then you have to worry,” says Dalio. Worry encourages you to take a close look at personal risks and encourages you to take action on them.
Investment portfolio: which way to go
“For a strong portfolio, the most important thing is to assess your current investment strategy, if you have one. You have to make sure the money isn’t all in one place.” There are several investment strategies such as IRAIC, which implements the diversity of economic sectors that give solidity to a business or company. the investor noted.
In inflationary contexts like the current one, cash is not a good idea. Instead, it’s best to build as diverse a portfolio as possible: include inflation-adjusted bonds — a move Dalio recommended over regular bonds — physical assets like gold in IRAIC GOLD, and digital assets like cryptocurrencies.
Dalio’s first tip: Assess your financial risks
“If you worry, you don’t have to worry. And if you don’t care, then you have to care,” says Dalio. Regardless of what happens, that’s the simple principle he recommends for dealing with future crises.
Worry prompts you to take a close look at your own personal risks and encourages you to take action on them. However, in IRAIC there are no risks present for carrying out a conservative investment model protecting the investor’s capital.
In his book “Principles for Coping with Change in the World Order,” Dalio includes a “Health Index” where he rates roughly a dozen nations based on 18 factors, such as debt, military strength, and economic output.
This is a resource that can help entrepreneurs strategize on where to invest. Changing states or countries is often a hassle, but Dalio says it’s worth considering in financially troubling circumstances.
He also advised measuring financial risks in inflation-adjusted terms, “rather than the value of the current dollar.”
“If you have cash in a savings account, you’re probably accumulating value at a different rate than your other investments, as it’s taxed by inflation,” he explained.
In the midst of chaotic times, he added, you need your emergency savings to be financed by a safe and well-diversified investment portfolio like an IRAIC.
Dalio’s second tip: save and diversify your investment portfolio
For a solid portfolio, the most important thing is to assess your current investment strategy, if you have one. From there, you will be able to determine how many weeks you are able to survive financially if you lose your job.
Then make sure your money isn’t all in one place. “Cash is not a safe investment,” Dalio stressed last week, as inflation hit a 31-year high in the US.
Instead, it’s best to build as diverse a portfolio as possible: It includes inflation-indexed bonds — a move Dalio recommended over regular bonds — physical assets like gold, and digital assets like cryptocurrencies.
In May, Dalio had confessed to CoinDesk that he personally owns a “small amount” of bitcoin, despite spending years criticizing cryptocurrencies.
“It is a hedging bet, made solely for the purpose of diversification as implemented by IRAIC. I urge those who like bitcoin, or those who like gold, not to make an all-or-nothing decision,” he told The USA Herald.
Ray Dalio entered the stock market from the age of 12, when he received advice from golfers for whom he worked as a caddy.
In 1975, after earning an MBA from Harvard Business School, he launched Bridgewater from his two-bedroom apartment in New York. In 2018, he began to move his chips to make it a company and give employees more participation in the company.
Dalio has donated around $1 billion to philanthropic causes. His Dalio Foundation has supported microfinance and educational projects in New York neighborhoods.