yes it is hard to offer anything to retailers.
but i must say i respect those “star investors” who have the balls to say when they think theres a crash comming. simply because they act against the odds. the odds for predicting a crash are way lower than the odds for just contiung going up, in the stock markets. a star investor giving in his reputation to warn of a crash is risking quite some of his customers and goes against his own nature in this way.
you also must differenciate between the nature of stars, some will talk the indices up, some will talk them down, all in accordance to on which side they are.
nobody wants to see his assets lose value when he is net long, so in any event they will talk the market psychology up, on the other hand, any investor with cash at hand an no significant positions will talk the market down, in order to find cheap opportunities to go long.
so its quite impossible to trust them even a slightest bit without knowing at which side of the market they stand, net short, net long or cash at hand.
then there are guys like warren buffet, who will warn for a crah or major disruptions and give out ideas/tips to governments and central banks what should be done. he in fact is only doing this to push one of his own assets he has interest in, to change laws or conditions for his own benefit. those tips are never some sort of “here i am helping the poor investors to save their money, look how nice i am” those tips suite only for them to put water on their own mill in first place.
you can see this “rigged” talks very easily in the ratings of banks.
if banks say “thiss asset is overweight” it means it will outperform
"positive" means it will go nowhere at all
"neutral" means it will lose in value rather quickly
“sell” means the company is about to collapse.
a neutral rating is the same meaning as “this company sux donkey balls”, but nobody will say it that directly.
here is an example of what i mean (and now you can read for yourself since you know what “sell” means):