Yale's Shiller Still Glum on the Economy, Housing

by: Prieur du Plessis

Robert Shiller was among the very few to warn of a housing bust before it happened. Now he says that although the housing market could be approaching a bottom, prices might remain in the “doldrums” for years to come as the US remains in a “liquidity trap” comparable to the one it faced during the Great Depression. Click here for the interview.

Though stock market prices are valued fairly, Shiller said, equities remained a “risky” investment because the US had not turned the corner on its fiscal crisis. He warned that stock prices “could fall dramatically”.

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Source: MoneyNews, July 20, 2009.