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Is the Market Overvalued? Interesting Thoughts from Fortune’s John Cassidy

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

I found this tidbit from John Cassidy’s latest column in Fortune to be interesting: “A couple of months ago I mentioned the cyclically adjusted price/earnings (CAPE) ratio, which was flashing amber. Another warning sign is provided by the so-called Q ratio, which compares the market value of corporate assets with their replacement cost, and which […]

The Periodic Table of Dow Jones Total Market Index Sector Total Returns (Through 2013)

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Here is a newly-updated Periodic Table of Dow Jones Total Market Index Sector Total Returns:

2013 Total Returns for the S&P 500 and Other Indexes

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

2013 Wow! What a year. • The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 29.65% • The S&P 500 Index was up 32.39% • The S&P MidCap 400 Index was up 33.50% • The S&P SmallCap 600 was 41.31% Of the ten indexes I keep track of here at AFM, 7 were up. Of the three […]

YTD Index Performance Update

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

August was a rough month. See below…

S&P 500 5 and 10 Calendar Year Rolling Returns

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

One of my readers asked for S&P 500 rolling returns based on the calendar year instead of all the months. It does simplify things as it takes each report down to two pages instead of 19. So, here are the results: S&P 500 5-Year Calendar Period Rolling Returns S&P 500 10-Year Calendar Period Rolling Returns

Index Performance Update Through July

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

After the June hiccup, the S&P 500 and other indices I follow here on AFM kept on marching. The S&P 500 had a total return of 5.09% in July. In the 53 months since February of 2009, which marked the beginning of the current bull market, the S&P has had 38 up months and 15 […]

Useless Quote of the Day

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Today’s quote of the day comes to us from the latest Kirk Karlgaard column in Forbes. This is the opening paragraph to his piece: In early 1966 the Dow topped 1000 for the first time. In August 1982 the Dow was at 777. The apparent 22.3% loss in value over 16.5 years is actually much […]

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