Signs of severe overpricing in key US markets

Economist urges caution as stock, bond and real estate prices are extremely high

Stock prices in the American market have been elevated for years, yet despite periodic interruptions, they have kept rising.
Stock prices in the American market have been elevated for years, yet despite periodic interruptions, they have kept rising.PHOTO: AFP

(NYTIMES) - The prices of stocks, bonds and real estate, the three major asset classes in the United States, are all extremely high. In fact, the three have never been this overpriced simultaneously in modern history.

What is happening isn't caused by any single objective factor. It may be best explained as a result of a confluence of popular narratives that have together led to higher prices. Whether these markets will continue to rise over the short run is impossible to say.

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