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?

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from AMWatch

Watchdog pulls plug on scandal-plagued firm with distribution ties to fund managers

Financial house Nord Fondkommission has had its plug pulled by the Swedish FSA after a long investigation into its advisory services. The decision also has ramifications for all of the firm's affiliated agents, including one of Sweden's biggest robo-advisors. Nord is also a distributing partner of some of the country's best known fund managers.

Schroders' flagship survey draws counterintuitive conclusions

Sustainable funds are all Swedish investors want to talk about, but a Schroders Global Investor Study of investors in 33 countries places them last when it comes to positive attitudes about only investing in sustainable funds. "This is indeed counterintuitive," says Henrik Jonsson, the manager's head of Nordics.

Further reading

Related articles

Trial banner

Latest news


Latest news from FinansWatch (dk)

Latest news from EnergyWatch

Latest news from ShippingWatch