Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Avoid This “Hideously Expensive” Market

By Bill Bonner, Chairman, Bonner & Partners

Dear Diary,

The Dow plunged 51 points yesterday. Gold surged $37.10 – or 3.1% – to settle at $1,232 an ounce.

The US stock market is “hideously expensive,” says value investor James Montier at Boston-based investment firm GMO.

He’s not wrong about that. But we have a feeling it’s going to be even more hideous before this story reaches its end.

When it is so hideous that to look upon it sends us running to a public toilet and retching, that is when it will be most loved by everyone.

This is the story of human hubris (a classic in Greek drama), wherein man oversteps his boundaries and brings down upon himself the fury of wrathful gods.

Yellen, Draghi, Kuroda, Carney, Zhou – the protagonists think they are “wiser than God.”
They think they know that people would be better off spending their money rather than saving it… that prices should be rising not falling… and that, by propping up the price of financial assets with credit easing, they will cause real growth and real prosperity.

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