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Old 10-27-2008, 08:08 PM   #21
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OK - from a very quick perusal of the charts in this:
Hussman Funds

It looks like P/E multiples trough a couple of years after the trough in earnings. Look at 1975, 1983, and 1995 for example. So even if earnings drop to $60, the contraction to (whatever) would occur a couple of years later when earnings have rebounded somewhat, if history repeats.


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