The last few weeks have been yet another reminder that the world is changing very quickly. While these changes may feel new to us, students of history know that certain patterns crop up as empires rise and fall.
History repeats itself. And when we study these patterns, it becomes possible to predict with more accuracy what will happen in the future.
Forecasting is a useful skill for anyone, but it’s especially pertinent to investors. Throughout history, there have been revolutions, wars, and natural disasters that built or wiped out wealth. Many of us will approach both booms and crises unaware. But we can learn to watch for key indicators to maximize and protect our investments. Billionaire, financial analyst, and hedge fund manager Ray Dalio has been named one of TIME’s most influential people for his ability to predict the future. Benefit from his wisdom with our Instaread on Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order.