Marc Faber on the possibility of stock market prices adjusting downwards Marc Faber reflects in his latest Gloomboomdoom post on the possibility of stock market prices adjusting downwards
"If in an economic system prices in one or several sectors increase over an extended period of time far more than the overall price level, a reversion to the mean will sooner or later take place. The adjustment in prices can take place in two different ways. Prices in the inflated sector can stagnate for a while or increase more slowly than the overall price level.
Another possibility which is more likely is that grossly inflated sectors and assets revert to the mean by crashing altogether.
I believe that stock markets around the world are at an important crossroad: Growth (represented by the NASDAQ 100) is out and Value (real estate, REITs, Telecoms, food, consumer staples, financials, and energy (as represented by the Russell 1000 Value ETF – IWD) is beginning to outperform."