On October 19, 1987, the day known as "Black Monday", S & P 500 index dropped sharply by 20%. This event remains forever in the history of Wall Street as the biggest loss suffered in exchange for one day. It was the end of five years-long period of appreciation of the shares.
Faber notes that in just two days this week, when the S & P 500 hit historic high of 1,709 points, there were 170 issues, which were trading at 52-week lows. This means that only a few companies moving market.
"In 1987 we had a significant increase in stock prices. Profits, however, did not g row at a stable rate. Markets were overvalued. There was a sharp decline, and on August 25 was the last day on which a large number of shares registered 52-week low. In other words, the number of shares that rose, curled up and saw a number of disruptions to trade with different shares, "said in an interview with CNBC Marc Faber
Marc Faber is an international investor known for his uncanny predictions of the stock market and futures markets around the world.