The next stock market crash is never far away. I'd still buy cheap shares today

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I think that buying cheap shares now could produce high long-term returns despite the ongoing threat of another stock market crash.
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Some investors may avoid buying cheap shares at the present time due to the potential for a second stock market crash. Risks such as Brexit and coronavirus could realistically prompt weaker financial performances from businesses that translate into falling share prices.

However, the past performance of the stock market shows that it has always experienced challenging periods. The key takeaway for investors is that it has always recovered from them to post new record highs.

Furthermore, today's cheap share prices may factor in many of the risks facing the economy. This could mean there are buying opportunities available.

The threat of a stock market crash

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