Stock Market

Is there a bubble?

Stocks are not alarmingly over-valued
Stocks look alarmingly over-valued
Started by
Aswath Damodaran
Leading Authority on Valuation

The Issue

The Dow and S&P finished 2013 at record highs. Many critics expect the markets to continue to rise, while others claim we are in a bubble that’s about to pop. Let's look at the fundamentals.

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Remaining Questions

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Anti: Bubble
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    Catherine Thorbecke

    The thing about bubbles throughout all of history is that they are almost impossible to see looking forward and are only truly visible retrospectively. One can speculate asset bubbles but if we truly knew then it would be a lot easier to get rich quickly or prevent a major loss. That said, current growth rates do not seem to be sustainable.

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