Fear rather than euphoria is currently driving global stock markets to new highs, Nobel Economics laureate Robert Shiller, seen here in Lithuania on December 14, 2013, said, credit problems

Fear as opposed to euphoria is driving global stock exchange to brand-new highs, Nobel Economics laureate Robert Shiller said in a German newspaper job interview on Sunday.

The Yale College professor likewise cautioned of prospective securities market bubbles and suggested maybe a great time to invest in oil, provided the record-low prices.

‘The stock market boom we’re currently experiencing isn’t driven by exhilaration,’ Shiller informed the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

‘I call it the ‘new regular boom.’ It is an investment boom … The mechanisms are in place, however the sensation is missing out on,’ Shiller said.

‘We’re not viewing any kind of optimism. This boom is driven by anxiety,’ he argued.

European and also United States stocks ended the week on a high Friday, with London’s FTSE rising past the 7,000 mark for the very first time in history, and various other leading European indices– such as the DAX in Frankfurt– also at record highs.

Shiller said European stocks, including German stocks, were still a bargain, compared to United States stocks.

‘There aren’t numerous alternatives to stocks currently. We’re in a period of incredibly low rates of interest.’

In a proposal to kick-start the eurozone’s moribund economy, the European Reserve bank has lowered its rates of interest to brand-new lowest levels as well as pumped extraordinary quantities of liquidity right into the financial system.

In face of the flood of inexpensive money, some critics see a danger of asset bubbles developing, in stocks and also genuine estate, which could possibly break soon.

‘I believe there are bubbles,’ yet main financial institutions were not at fault, Shiller said.

The ECB ‘isn’t the reason for low rates of interest,’ yet rather international pessimism, the specialist argued.

Asked how he would invest his money, Shiller replied: ‘It’s tough. However I assume now could be a great time to buy oil or in a rise in oil rates,’ he said.

‘Rates are quite low and also there are a great deal of reasons to presume that they will not remain low. That’s exactly what I’ve bet on,’ Shiller said.

Shiller, 68, won the Nobel Economic Prize in 2013, sharing it with two various other United States scholastics for research study on monetary markets.