Is the Stock Market in a Dangerous Bubble?

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Investing in stocks can be emotionally draining. You’re obviously nervous when stocks are falling, but when times are good — and they’ve been very good lately — you’re worried the fat lady is warming up in the wings.

The latter scenario is where we find ourselves today. By virtually any historical measure, valuations are stretched, stocks are overvalued, the markets are frothy and speculation is running rampant.

There’s no question stocks are expensive. The problem? They could easily get more expensive before the bottom drops out. Bubbles can run for months, even years, before they finally pop.

So what’s an investor to do? That’s what this week’s “Money!” podcast is about: deciding whether we’re experiencing a dangerous market bubble and, if so, what we should be doing about it.

As usual, my co-host will be financial journalist Miranda Marquit and our producer, sound effects guy and participant is Aaron Freeman.

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About me

I founded Money Talks News in 1991. I’m a CPA, and I have also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.

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