Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Reader's Question

"...One thing though I would like you to shed light on: the price action we see nowadays: 1. Isn't it irrational exuberance 2. How does it compare to 2000 and 2007/08 and 3. In the wake of QEs to date and now promised fiscal stimulus, how large a bubble we will end up creating"

Hi Solomon,

Thanks for the feedback.

[1] The March 2009 low was a 'generational' low for me (i.e. a buying opportunity like this is unlikely to occur again in my lifetime). I have to admit, it came a year early for me - but I think it's a significant low which will stand the test of time.

[2] However, the broader market is in need of a significant pullback to mark a cyclical low; one much like in November 2011. The Russell 2000 was the only index to tag this in February 2016 and I think we are seeing the fruits of this now.  But all markets have to experience the sell off to definitively put a mark on this.  It has been 5 years since such a move last happened so we are (very) late to the next one.  When this happens, it will be a time to buy. You see a calendar for these events at the bottom of each post.

[3] There is nothing irrational about the current rally. We have been climbing a wall of 'Trump' worry


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