Looking for the lifeboats – The Economist 09-19-15

Salient to Investors: Both equities and government bonds are overvalued but are unlikely to fall in tandem. Long-term investors should ignore short-term market declines because over the long-term, asset prices rise – US equities overcame the dotcom bubble and 2008 financial crisis to reach record highs in 2015. However, equities could be

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This Is Not A Retest – Its A Live Bear! – David Stockman’s Contra Corner 09-03-15

Salient to Investors: David Stockman writes: US stocks are in a bear market. Honest financial markets would have sold off long ago, but for central bank falsification of asset prices. The S&P 500 is at 20 times trailing earnings as of June 2015: $97.32 per share versus $103.12 at the end of

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This Week’s Market Sell-Off May Not Be Such a Bad Thing – The New York Times 08-21-15

Salient to Investors: The market drop this week looks more like a trivial downward bounce within a consistent range and a much-needed breather than a catastrophe in the making. Markets were priced for perfection in a world economy far from perfect.  $100 invested in stocks still buys only $5.59 in earnings, versus

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Here Are the Ominous Signs a Crushing Stock Market Correction Looms – TheStreet.com 08-15-15

Salient to Investors: James Hickman writes: Uninterrupted streaks in which the S&P 500 closes within 10% of its all ­time peak historically precede sudden declines: viz the tech bubble of the 1990s and the credit/housing bubble of the 2000s. The median decline from the peak is ­43% and typically takes 13

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Birinyi Says You Can Toss Out the Old Tools for Calling S&P 500 – BloombergBusiness 08-05-15

Salient to Investors: Laszlo Birinyi said: The market is now so dominated by institutional investors, hedge funds and service industries, that sentiment drives prices more than anything else, so predictions based on valuation data going back a hundred years are bound to fail. Recent developments in Amazon, Google, and Chipotle clearly show

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