Although blue-chip stocks are hitting all-time high after all-time high, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC Friday that “irrational exuberance” is the last term he’d use to describe today’s market.
Greenspan said in a “Squawk Box” interview that stocks by historical standards are “significantly undervalued” even considering the recent moves higher. He added that the payroll tax increase didn’t dent spending because of rising asset prices.
Greenspan coined the phrase “irrational exuberance” in 1996, when he was asked a question about soaring stocks at that time. The year 1996 was coincidentally the last time the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its last 10-session winning streak.
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