Global market crash looms – Investor warn
A major investment expert and President of the James Advantage Fund, Mr. Barry James, has warned that Stock markets across the globe are set for a devastating crash as a “supervolcano” is ready to erupt
The expert, Barry James, said the global market was “upside down” and in the “latter stages” of an economic meltdown.
In a flashing red warning, share valuations have soared to their second-highest ever level, suggesting that many stock investments are over-bought and could be in bubble territory.
Mr. James, said although there were currently good signs, there were vital concerns for the future.
He added companies’ price – earnings ratio, which is used to value their current share price against their per-share earnings, were giving a worrying indication when looking at past experience.
Speaking on CNBC, he said:”Even though the market looks beautiful, setting new highs, good momentum, and earnings have been coming in good, here are some of the things we’re worried about.
“Number one is valuation levels. If we look at cyclically adjusted P/E, we went back to 1994 and researched team data that said there’s about a one in two times that the market was down in the next 12 months, and about one out of three times it was down more than 10 per cent.
“Also, we see that the market is upside down. In the 18 months ending in June, we saw companies that had no earnings, they were losing money, outperform those that were making money and Tesla is a prime example of that.”
He added that it doesn’t mean that a volcanic eruption will be seen in the immediate future, and that these market peaks take a long time.
Stock markets in both the United States and Britain have continually topped their highest ever levels in recent months but experts are now worried that history is about to repeat itself.