Taps Coogan – December 15th, 2020
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Historically, there has been a reasonable degree of correlation between excess liquidity and growth in the PE ratio of the S&P 500. Somewhat counter-intuitively, the jump in excess liquidity during the Global Financial Crisis produced a record PE surge during the recession and bear market as prices fell faster than earnings. Today’s much larger surge in excess liquidity occurs during a recession but in a bull market. Will the PE continue to rise in proportion or has the magnitude of the liquidity injection short-circuited the relationship?
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