As a result of the market crash in Feb/Mar 2020 and the subsequent rally back near market highs, we consider the current market Overvalued. The Yield Curve still suggests, and data has made very clear, that we are speeding toward a massive recession, and valuation models show that there is significant downside remaining before the market becomes undervalued.
While we hope that these models will be useful in putting this current market crash into historical perspective, we do not make a claim that these will predict the market bottom. A global pandemic of this scale, combined with the economic depression that could follow, are unprecedented and markets may deviate materially from these historical trends.
Updated Apr 30, 2020 » The spread between 10-Year and 3-Month US Government debt was recently negative, illustrating an inverted yield curve. Historically, this has been a very reliable indicator of a recession in the following ~12-24 months after inversion. The last time this happened was 2006, right before the financial crisis. Before that: 2000, before the .com bust. In the last 50 years this indicator hasn't been wrong.More Info: Yield Curve »
Updated May 21, 2020 » The Buffett Indicator (named after Warren Buffett, who claims this as a favorite macroeconomic indicator) is the ratio of total US stock market valuation to GDP. This is currently 56% higher than its historical average, indicating the market is currently Overvalued.More Info: Buffett Indicator »
Updated May 22, 2020 » The P/E ratio is a fundamental measure of any security's valuation, indicating how many years of current profits it takes to recoup an investment. The aggregate S&P500 P/E (CAPE) ratio is 27.52, which is 40% above the modern-era market average of 19.6, putting the current P/E over 1 standard deviation above the average. This indicates that the market is over valued.More Info: Price/Earnings »
Updated May 22, 2020 » The S&P500 is currently trading 31% above its modern-era historical trendline. This is on the high edge of fairly valued, with momentum heading towards overvaluation.More Info: S&P Mean Regression »