Ray Dalio: Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio believes that the future ahead will be vastly different than what we have experienced in our lifetime. A world of relative peace and abundance is giving way to a more chaotic world.
However, while the world may change, a simple understanding of what is happening and what is likely to occur based on prior similar events can lead investors to best benefit from these changes.
Because these trends have happened before, successful traders can apply the lessons of history. What has happened before tends to happen again and again.
For instance, we’re in the middle of a big cycle involving the rise and decline of a world-leading nation. Dalio sees the United States as on the wane. That follows decades of dominance. It’s also been more than 50 years after the last series of crises that emerged as the country cut the tie between gold and the US dollar.
A series of indicators can be used to determine what state a leading global nation is in, and if it is improving or on the decline.
Dalio walks through what can occur to reinvigorate the United States, and what individuals can do to prepare for the uncertainties ahead.