April 27, 2007
-- by Dave Johnson
A warning, and not just on housing: All the World's a Bubble,
Grantham says we are now seeing the first worldwide bubble in history covering all asset classes.Yes, ouch. Watch your backs. And, maybe buy some gold.
Everything is in bubble territory, he says.
[. . .] And it becomes self-sustaining. "The more leverage you take, the better you do; the better you do, the more leverage you take. A critical part of a bubble is the reinforcement you get for your very optimistic view from those around you."
[. . .] "The bursting of [this] bubble will be across all countries and all assets, with the probable exception of high-grade bonds," Grantham warned. "Since no similar global event has occurred before, the stresses to the system are likely to be unexpected. All of this is likely to depress confidence and lower economic activity."
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