Monthly Archives: June 2014

Who’s Afraid of 1929?

Earlier this year, the market was bombarded with a series of stupid charts comparing 2014 to 1929.  As happens with all incorrect predictions, the prediction that 2014 was going to unfold as a replay of 1929 has quietly faded, without a follow-up … Continue reading

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A Critique of John Hussman’s Chart of Estimated Future Equity Returns

Of all the arguments for a significantly bearish outlook, I find John Hussman’s chart of estimated future equity returns, shown below, to be among the most compelling.  I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out what is going … Continue reading

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Forecasting Stock Market Returns on the Basis of Valuation: Theory, Evidence, and Illusion

In this piece, I’m going to present and explain a simple, easy-to-understand method of forecasting stock market returns on the basis of valuation.  I’m then going to insert the popular Shiller CAPE into the method to assess how well the historical predictions … Continue reading

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