“Greenspan states that “everybody knew there was a Bubble in 2008.”” Back to the Nineties | Doug Noland | Safehaven.com

Greenspan states that “everybody knew there was a Bubble in 2008.” As someone that studied, chronicled and warned of the Bubble, I recall things quite differently. Will everybody have known it was a Bubble in 2014? And, actually, wasn’t it perfectly rational to participate in stocks, bonds and asset markets – even on a leveraged basis – during the nineties and right up to 2008 with the Fed and Washington policymaking manipulating, intervening and backstopping finance and the securities markets? Is it not similarly rational to speculate in stocks, bonds, corporate Credit and derivatives today? I would strongly argue that rational responses to government-induced market distortions are instrumental to major Bubbles.

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