With earnings season once again around the corner, this perspective on the market has extra relevance:
Source: Decision Point
Once in a blue moon, the market trades at prices which take it to a “value based buying opportunity”. But notice that looking back, it hasn’t for a long time. According to this chart, if we do revisit that scenario again, we would be at levels last seen in 1996 (S&P 500 ~650).
Which reminds me of this other chart, showing just how low a serious bear market can take prices.
I highly recommend Decision Point, the source of the chart above. Thanks to Dr. Brett, you can have free access to their great site until October 26th, 2008. Just login as a regular member would using User ID: magic55 and Password: moments.
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