After yellen speaks tomorrow markets will rise. It happens 99% of the time .
Are Equities Overvalued?
Since the global economic crisis, sharp divergences in economic performance have contributed to considerable stock-market volatility. Now, equity prices are reaching relatively high levels by conventional measures – and investors are starting to get nervous. The question is whether stock valuations are excessive relative to future earnings potential. The answer depends on two key variables: the discount rate and future earnings growth. A lower discount rate and/or a higher rate of expected earnings growth would justify higher equity valuations. The S&P’s price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio for the trailing 12 ... (full story)