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.
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Want more information? Here’s what other financial experts have predicted for this year:
- Motley Fool: Warren Buffett Warns: Market Is on the Verge of a Terrible Crash
- Yahoo: Strategists see more stock market gains through the end of the year
- Motley Fool: The Stock Market’s Telltale Crash Signal Is Back
- CNBC: The stock market may be pricey, but it’s nothing like the genuine market bubbles of the past
- Business Insider: Warren Buffett’s favorite market indicator hits 13-year high, signaling global stocks are most overvalued since the financial crisis
- Financial Post: Why there is no stock market bubble
- Business Insider: The stock market is in a bubble that is being fueled by the policies out of DC, BofA warns
- Morningstar: A Stock Market Bubble Is Forming
- CNBC: Stocks and bitcoin are massive bubbles, long-time bear David Rosenberg warns
- Bloomberg (subscription): No One Knows If the Market Is Too High—But Your Emotions Probably Are
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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.