This is why stock markets will take a hitOct 24, 2019
That markets are over-valued is barely a point worthy of debate.
There are always ways to twist & turn or justify the numbers, but the warning indicators are flashing everywhere.
Speculative activity has been rife, from cryptocurrencies to cannabis stocks.
In Australia, growth stocks have been often been priced at levels more readily associated with bubble activity.
Short-sellers in some of the most explosively priced stocks in the US have been punished as the market has held up for longer than they expected…which can often happen.
This is one of several good reasons not to be a short-seller, unless you really know what you’re doing!
Although predicting market movements can be a fool’s errand, in recent cycles this is the point when complacency has set in, which can be dangerous.
Note that in the US the CAPE ratio is still running at close to 30.
For reference the long run average (mean) ratio has been 16.6, and the long run median ratio has been 15.7.
This means that when the tide goes out, the ride down will be a boneshaker.
Stock market downturns come around, and there’s nothing new about that.
And you’ll note that low interest rates have not previously spared stock market corrections when sentiment turns.
What matters most is that you’re prepared for the downdraft when it comes.
I’m now invested to a small extent in some already cheap emerging markets, but most of my liquid funds are in cash (or in mortgage offset accounts).
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I discussed market cycles a little further in the short video here
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