The Stages of Bubble Mania: Ritholtz Chart

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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My friend Josh Brown reminded us yesterday of this terrific chart from Jean-Paul Rodrigue, a professor in the department of global studies and geography Department at Hofstra University.

Of course, the key question is: Where are we on the chart? My view is that we're through the "Awareness" phase as many of the bears have already thrown in the towel (Jeremy Grantham is the latest one).

That puts us in the middle of the "Mania" phase. We've already been through "Media attention" so we must be somewhere around "Enthusiasm."

What's your best guess?

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