• BIG divergence between the stock market and the underlying fundamentals:
S&P 500 vs Economic Surprise Index

S&P 500 vs Economic Surprise Index

 

  • Margin debt at all time highs:
NYSE Margin Debt

NYSE Margin Debt

 

  • “Irrational exuberance” indicator at highest point since at least 2001:
"Irrational exuberance"

“Irrational exuberance”

 

To sum up: There are bubble warning signs pretty much everywhere one bothers to look. This market is fueled on speculation (“Greater fools”), debt and hope. Everything of course made easier by the record amount of central bank liquidity pouring in, chasing yields. With financial institutions, pension funds and all kinds of investors getting basically ZERO yield from fixed income, is it a surprise that PE ratios have been pushed up to bubble levels?

 

Bonus chart: 

Balance sheets of FED, BOJ & ECB

Balance sheets of FED, BOJ & ECB

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