Category Archives: Stock Market

Trends Of S&P500 Earnings Forecasts

S&P500 earnings trends and estimates are a notably important topic, for a variety of reasons, at this point in time.

FactSet publishes a report titled “Earnings Insight” that contains a variety of information including the trends and expectations of S&P500 earnings.

For reference purposes, here are two charts as seen in the “Earnings Insight” (pdf) report of March 17, 2017:

from page 14:

(click on charts to enlarge images)

S&P500 EPS forecast 2017

from page 15:

S&P500 EPS 2007-2018

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I post various economic forecasts because I believe they should be carefully monitored.  However, as those familiar with this blog are aware, I do not agree with many of the consensus estimates and much of the commentary in these forecast surveys.

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2373.47 as this post is written

S&P500 EPS Estimates 2016 Through 2018

As many are aware, Thomson Reuters publishes earnings estimates for the S&P500.  (My other posts concerning S&P earnings estimates can be found under the S&P500 Earnings tag)

The following estimates are from Exhibit 20 of the “S&P500 Earnings Scorecard” (pdf) of March 20, 2017, and represent an aggregation of individual S&P500 component “bottom up” analyst forecasts.  For reference, the Year 2014 value is $118.78/share and the Year 2015 value is $117.46:

Year 2016 estimate:

$118.26/share

Year 2017 estimate:

$130.89/share

Year 2018 estimate:

$146.84/share

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I post various economic forecasts because I believe they should be carefully monitored.  However, as those familiar with this blog are aware, I do not agree with many of the consensus estimates and much of the commentary in these forecast surveys.

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2373.46 as this post is written

Standard & Poor’s S&P500 Earnings Estimates For 2016, 2017 And 2018 – As Of March 16, 2017

As many are aware, Standard & Poor’s publishes earnings estimates for the S&P500.  (My posts concerning their estimates can be found under the S&P500 Earnings tag)

For reference purposes, the most current estimates are reflected below, and are as of March 16, 2017:

Year 2016 estimates add to the following:

-From a “bottom up” perspective, operating earnings of $106.25/share

-From a “top down” perspective, operating earnings of N/A

-From a “bottom up” perspective, “as reported” earnings of $94.54/share

Year 2017 estimates add to the following:

-From a “bottom up” perspective, operating earnings of $130.21/share

-From a “top down” perspective, operating earnings of N/A

-From a “bottom up” perspective, “as reported” earnings of $118.83/share

Year 2018 estimates add to the following:

-From a “bottom up” perspective, operating earnings of $147.14/share

-From a “top down” perspective, operating earnings of N/A

-From a “bottom up” perspective, “as reported” earnings of $130.03/share

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I post various economic forecasts because I believe they should be carefully monitored.  However, as those familiar with this blog are aware, I do not agree with many of the consensus estimates and much of the commentary in these forecast surveys.

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2375.71 as this post is written

Building Financial Danger – March 11, 2017 Update

My overall analysis indicates a continuing elevated and growing level of financial danger which contains many worldwide and U.S.-specific “stresses” of a very complex nature. I have written numerous posts in this site concerning both ongoing and recent “negative developments.”  These developments, as well as other exceedingly problematic conditions, have presented a highly perilous economic environment that endangers the overall financial system.

Also of ongoing immense importance is the existence of various immensely large asset bubbles, a subject of which I have extensively written.  While all of these asset bubbles are wildly pernicious and will have profound adverse future implications, hazards presented by the bond market bubble are especially notable.

Predicting the specific timing and extent of a stock market crash is always difficult, and the immense complexity of today’s economic situation makes such a prediction even more challenging. With that being said, my analyses continue to indicate that a near-term exceedingly large (from an ultra-long term perspective) stock market crash – that would also involve (as seen in 2008) various other markets as well – will occur.

(note: the “next crash” and its aftermath has great significance and implications, as discussed in the post of January 6, 2012 titled “The Next Crash And Its Significance“ and various subsequent posts in the “Economic Depression” category)

As reference, below is a daily chart since 2008 of the S&P500 (through March 10, 2017 with a last price of 2372.60), depicted on a LOG scale, indicating both the 50dma and 200dma as well as price labels:

(click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com; chart creation and annotation by the author)

S&P500 daily since 2008

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2372.60 as this post is written

VIX Weekly And Monthly Charts Since The Year 2000 – March 2, 2017 Update

For reference purposes, below are two charts of the VIX from year 2000 through Wednesday’s (March 1, 2017) close, which had a closing value of 12.54.

Here is the VIX Weekly chart, depicted on a LOG scale, with the 13- and 34-week moving averages, seen in the cyan and red lines, respectively:

(click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com; chart creation and annotation by the author)

VIX Weekly LOG

Here is the VIX Monthly chart, depicted on a LOG scale, with the 13- and 34-month moving average, seen in the cyan and red lines, respectively:

(click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com; chart creation and annotation by the author)

VIX Monthly chart

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2395.96 as this post is written

Charts Of Equities’ Performance Since March 9, 2009 And January 1, 1980 – March 2, 2017 Update

In the March 9, 2012 post (“Charts of Equities’ Performance Since March 9, 2009 And January 1, 1980“) I highlighted two charts for reference purposes.

Below are those two charts, updated through the latest daily closing price.

The first is a daily chart of the S&P500 (shown in green), as well as five prominent (AAPL, IBM, WFM, SBUX, CAT) individual stocks, since 2005.  There is a blue vertical line that is very close to the March 6, 2009 low.  As one can see, both the S&P500 performance, as well as many stocks including the five shown, have performed strongly since the March 6, 2009 low:

(click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com; chart creation and annotation by the author)

S&P500 and prominent stocks

This next chart shows, on a monthly LOG basis, the S&P500 since 1980.  I find this chart notable as it provides an interesting long-term perspective on the S&P500′s performance.  The 20, 50, and 200-month moving averages are shown in blue, red, and green lines, respectively:

(click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com; chart creation and annotation by the author)

S&P500 monthly LOG since 1980

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2395.96 as this post is written

Long-Term Stock Charts DJIA, DJTA, S&P500, Nasdaq Indexes

StockCharts.com maintains long-term historical charts of various major stock market indices, interest rates, currencies, commodities, and economic indicators.

As a long-term reference, below are charts depicting various stock market indices for the dates shown.  All charts are depicted on a monthly basis using a LOG scale.

(click on charts to enlarge images)(charts courtesy of StockCharts.com)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, from 1900 – February 24, 2017:

DJIA since 1900

The Dow Jones Transportation Average, from 1900 – February 24, 2017:

DJTA since 1900

The S&P500, from 1925 – February 24, 2017:

S&P500 since 1925

The Nasdaq Composite, from 1978 – February 24, 2017:

Nasdaq Composite since 1978

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2395.96 as this post is written

S&P500 And VIX Chart – Through February 21, 2017

Stocks have continued to perform (very) strongly since the November elections, and various indices have achieved a series of record-high closes since that time.

For reference purposes, below is a 1-year chart of the S&P500 and VIX through Tuesday’s (February 21, 2017) close.  The closing price for the S&P500 was 2365.38 and the VIX had a closing value of 11.57.  Price labels as well as moving averages are also shown:

(click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com; chart creation and annotation by the author)

S&P500 vs VIX

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The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2361.44 as this post is written

Trends Of S&P500 Earnings Forecasts

S&P500 earnings trends and estimates are a notably important topic, for a variety of reasons, at this point in time.

FactSet publishes a report titled “Earnings Insight” that contains a variety of information including the trends and expectations of S&P500 earnings.

For reference purposes, here are two charts as seen in the “Earnings Insight” (pdf) report of February 10, 2017:

from page 19:

(click on charts to enlarge images)

S&P500 earnings trends

from page 20:

S&P500 annual earnings

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I post various economic forecasts because I believe they should be carefully monitored.  However, as those familiar with this blog are aware, I do not agree with many of the consensus estimates and much of the commentary in these forecast surveys.

_____

The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2347.22 as this post is written

S&P500 EPS Estimates 2016 Through 2018

As many are aware, Thomson Reuters publishes earnings estimates for the S&P500.  (My other posts concerning S&P earnings estimates can be found under the S&P500 Earnings tag)

The following estimates are from Exhibit 20 of the “S&P500 Earnings Scorecard” (pdf) of February 16, 2017, and represent an aggregation of individual S&P500 component “bottom up” analyst forecasts.  For reference, the Year 2014 value is $118.78/share and the Year 2015 value is $117.46:

Year 2016 estimate:

$118.35/share

Year 2017 estimate:

$131.35/share

Year 2018 estimate:

$147.19/share

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I post various economic forecasts because I believe they should be carefully monitored.  However, as those familiar with this blog are aware, I do not agree with many of the consensus estimates and much of the commentary in these forecast surveys.

_____

The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation

SPX at 2341.95 as this post is written