January 8, 2018

The S&P 500 had another fantastic year of returns in 2017 and we are approaching nine years of expansion. It is easy to wonder whether this has gone on for too long and if the stock market is becoming a bubble. Using a few different valuation metrics, we can compare where we are currently versus historical averages.

The U.S. economy has re...

August 28, 2017

In past articles, we have discussed how the markets are no longer “cheap” and that they are anywhere from fairly valued to possibly even “expensive.” When we discuss market valuations, it is important to see where that data is coming from and to understand that there are many indicators that do not all have to agree with one another. Also...

June 19, 2017

At 96 months, the current economic expansion is one of the longest on record, leaving many markets participants, ourselves included, to wonder if it could be nearing an end.  Of course, at 96 months, the current economic expansion is not the longest US expansion.  During the 1990’s the US experienced a 120-month expansion, and in the 60’s...

January 24, 2017

With the S&P 500 rallying more than 8% since November 4th, several of our clients have asked whether the market is overvalued and in ‘bubble’ territory. 2016 was certainly a great year for stocks and valuations are much higher than they were a year ago, so it is worthwhile to question today’s valuations. Yet, as we look at the underlying...

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