Chart Of The Day – Long Term Perspective

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With Q1 earnings largely in the books (over 97% of S&P 500 firms have reported), today’s chart provides some long-term perspective on the current earnings environment by focusing on 12-month, as reported S&P 500 earnings. Today’s chart illustrates the dramatic nature of the earnings plunge during the financial crisis as well as the recovery that followed — a recovery that took earnings from levels not seen since the Great Depression to a new record high. More recently, however, S&P 500 inflation-adjusted earnings have begun to pull back and are now 6% off of their record highs — a significant concern going forward.


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