I don't subscribe to fear either. Fear is used by many writers whether it's about the stock market, the US economy, or the drowning of cities along the coast all over the world.
Many writers are now telling people who own stocks to sell, because there will be a stock market crash that will wipe out 50% of their value.
We own stock investments, and it's done very well for us. Our investment has stayed at the same level for over ten years even though we have withdrawn 40% of the original value of our investment. Scare tactics just will not work for me.
If anyone has taken Econ 101, there is no way any person can predict the world's economy. That's because economics is not science, and nobody can come up with a mathematical formula to predict future economic performance. Nothing remains static in economics. Everything is always in flux.
Who could have predicted Brexit just a few years ago that resulted in currency value fluctuations after the announcement, and how that ended.