How Expensive Are Stocks? (Not Terribly)

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Stock Valuation Measures S&P500
Source: JP Morgan

 
It has become commonly accepted that stocks are very expensive, overbought and perhaps even in a bubble.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s latest quarterly chart book (you can download it here) takes issue with those conventions.

As you can see from the chart above, U.S. equity prices closely match their long-term average price-to-earnings ratio of 15.5. That’s precisely at fair value if you are comparing it to the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index earnings-per-share average of analyst estimates for the next 12 months. Continues here

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