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Irrational Exuberance?

Tuesday morning Yellen said that rate hikes could come sooner than expected if the labor market keeps up its surprising strength. But what really caught investor attention was her own version of the famed "irrational exuberance" speech from Greenspan in 1996.

In this case she felt the overall market was not that far off from historical valuation levels. However, many smaller social media and biotech companies have stretched too far from reasonable prices.

Not surprisingly both of these groups saw massive haircuts after this speech...which is step 1 of about 20 needed to right size their prices. Meaning, I think she is 100% correct with her comments today and anyone who thinks otherwise is probably smoking a banned substance.

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