What is a Market Bubble?

What is a Market Bubble?

Peter Eisenhardt

30 years: Capital markets & investment banking

In this first part of the series on market bubbles, Peter explains what market bubbles are and how they form by referencing Hyman Minsky's five stages of a market bubble.

In this first part of the series on market bubbles, Peter explains what market bubbles are and how they form by referencing Hyman Minsky's five stages of a market bubble.

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What is a Market Bubble?

3 mins 33 secs

Overview

Market bubbles are caused when optimism around an asset drives the price well above a rational valuation. Bubbles often start with excitement and end with panic.

Key learning objectives:

  • Define a market bubble

  • Understand the five stages of a bubble

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