Posts filed under “Valuation”
Shorter Dave Wilson: Emerging markets have stunk the joint up.
The longer version looks at some of the new ETFs that seek to shore up performance of emerging-market stocks by dropping the BRIC part of EM:
-The four-country BRIC indicator has slipped 15 percent, with Brazilian stocks leading the decline.
-Beyond BRICs index compiled by Indxx LLC has fallen 13 percent for the year. It tracks the decline in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, (BRICs + 17 other countries).
-Both indexes have dropped about as much as the MSCI BRI Index, also shown in the chart. The four-country indicator has slipped 15 percent, with Brazilian stocks leading the decline.
Note that State Street filed to start an exchange-traded fund known as the SPDR MSCI Beyond BRIC ETF — it would be emerging markets excluding Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Emerging-Stock Drop Thwarts Going Beyond BRICs
Bloomberg,August 30, 2013
More fun with price-to-earnings ratios: Earlier this month, we looked at the question of whether Stocks were Cheap or Expensive. That was a follow up to our glance at how much Earnings and Equities had rallied off the 2009 lows. The problem is the many ways we can define earnings-per-share. Do we use analysts’ forward…Read More
Click to enlarge Source: BofA Merrill Lynch US Equity & US Quant Strategy Merrill Lynch’s quant team looked at 15 metrics* that measure equity valuation (above). Their conclusion? Stocks are not overvalued; indeed, by most metrics, they are fairly valued. Key bullet points: • S&P 500 has been playing catch up to other…Read More
click for larger graphic Source: Merrill Lynch Research We interrupt the upcoming economic apocalypse and market collapse for this surprising message. Earnings are being revised higher, as are Revenues as well. Merrill Lynch, who tracks these sorts of things, notes that the latest revised expectations for Q2 are “1.3% higher than they were…Read More
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Click to enlarge Source: Bloomberg Interesting chart form Dave Wilson showing how elusive the U.S. housing market’s rebound has been for the Homebuilders. Existing single-family homes sold at about the same pace in May as they did in January 2000, according to data compiled by the National Association of Realtors. New home sales…Read More