The Man Who Called the 2008 Financial Crisis Says the Stock Market
Will ‘Break a Lot of Hearts’ in the Next 20 Years

By Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch

Jeremy Grantham, the acclaimed investor credited with predicting the 2000 and 2008 downturns, says that investors should get inured to lackluster returns in the stock market for the next two decades, after a century of handsome gains.

“In the last 100 years, we’re used to delivering perhaps 6%,” but the U.S. market will be delivering real returns of about 2% or 3% on average over the next 20 years, the value investor and co-founder of Boston-based asset manager GMO told CNBC in a rare interview.

Over the past five years, the S&P 500 index has produced a compound annual growth rate of 8.1%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has boasted a CAGR of 9.1%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index has registered a compound return of 11.4%, according to FactSet data.

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