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Bubble expert Grantham addresses 'epic' stock euphoria

Jeremy Grantham, market historian and co-founder of the Boston investment firm GMO, debates economic momentum and stock market crashes with Bloomberg Opinion's John Authers. His remarks have been edited and condensed.

It's been just over a year since the last stock market crash, and investors are wondering if another one is on the way. With economic momentum slowing as the effects of fiscal stimulus wear off, it's no surprise that equities seem to be fading, too. Meanwhile, labor shortages and stretched supply chains remain lingering issues, while inflation is starting to be passed on to consumers. It seems like this should be a risk-off environment. But retail traders appear to be the only investors having a good time. Does that mean we're in a bubble and due for a pop?

Robert Shiller, whom you've praised, compared the rise in speculative assets like Bitcoin and NFTs to the fad of Beanie Babies. But he declined to say that there's a bubble in stocks. What elements of a bubble do you see in a stock market that crashed pretty hard just one year ago, and why would it crash again?

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