Retail Investors Show "Exuberance"

Here's the figure showing how exchange-traded funds are being used more for individual stocks. 

Here's the figure showing the rise in margin debt for retail investors. 

I'm certainly not in the investment advice business, and I'm very aware that Greenspan's 1996 comments about "irrational exuberance" were more in the middle of a stock market rise than at the end. That said, there do seem to be elements of occasional exuberance at play. 

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