Bubbles

The Stock Market reached its highest levels this year, according to the WSJ, although that may not necessarily be a good thing:

… one of the main reasons is disarmingly simple: Financial markets once again are awash in government cash … governments around the world are pumping money into the economy at a frenetic pace. Because businesses can’t put trillions of new dollars to work in such a short time, the money is finding its way into financial markets. Some investors have begun speaking of a “bailout bubble” being created in certain markets, and about a “melt-up” in demand fueled by the growing supply of money.

“All that money that was printed had to go somewhere,” says Joachim Fels, co-head of global economics at Morgan Stanley. “It has been pushing up commodity prices and stock prices, starting in emerging markets and then pushing over into developed markets.”

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