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Weekly Update

Markets Shrug off Inflation


Published June 11, 2021

This week’s inflation report generated plenty of alarming headlines. As the chart below shows, inflation hit its highest point since, well, the end of the last economic crisis. Which points to one of the reasons why the alarming headlines are misleading. (more…)

Weekly Update

Here’s Why Stock Markets Are So Bullish These Days


Published December11, 2020

The stock market has been roaring ahead, having posted a spectacular monthly return in November. That big monthly gain portends further strength ahead as LPL’s Ryan Detrick points out in his table entitled “What Happens After 10% Monthly Gains? Bulls Smile – Historic S&P500 Index Gains Have Led To Continued Strong Returns”.

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Stock market seeks other drivers


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Published July 17, 2020

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A few miscellaneous notes this week that describe the current market outlook, foggy though it be.  Starting at the highest level with the wide range of earnings projections for the S&P 500.  Currently, the S&P 500 index trades around 3200.  If we look at the chart below, we see a 2021 earnings per share for the S&P 500 range of $135-170.  At $135, the S&P 500 is trading at price-earnings ratio of 23, on the high end of “normal”.

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