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Old 06-21-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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An article on historic stock valuations, hedge funds etc. I've been reading the weekly articles for years and John Mauldin doesn't pressure you into buying anything.

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Good stuff Rock On, I've heard of John Mauldin before but haven't read any of his writings.

Of course the trick is to figure out what the S&P earnings actually are and/or going to be. John is saying the S&P 500 PE is 23 which corresponds to a real return of 3.2% historical. On the other hand the WSJ and the Standard Poor has the current P/E of 16.5 which gives a real return of ~6% by historical measure.

On the other John isn't just making the P/E ratio of 23 up. Because S&P estimate for Q2/2008 has the PE ratio of 23.

So once again is the market fairly valued or overvalued? well that depends on future earnings....
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