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Week of May 29, 2017: Equity Valuations, our take…

May 31st, 2017

Almost every day a new opinion surfaces in the financial press about the valuation of the current US Equity market. To gain clarity on the subject, many years ago we developed our own analysis and method for assessing Equity valuations: our own proprietary* guessing apparatus

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Chart: Courtesy of Dominguez & Jones Wealth Management Group, LLC.

So, if the RED line sits under the BLUE line equity are likely to decline, according to this method.The opposite is true if the Red line is above the Blue line. How accurate is this method? There are very few things that are absolute; this is not one of them. However, the inflection points, the lines crossing, is indicative of a change in the character of the equity markets, we believe. So what is it telling us?

We believe equity markets are bullish and, for the foreseeable future, remain so. Having said that, the environment for equities is very different that a couple of years ago when valuations were not even remotely an issue. Today we think investment selection is more important, passive management, or investing in a broad index less so; there is less room for error.

Our portfolios and strategies reflect overweighted positions in US Equities.

Carlos Dominguez, CFP® – Portfolio Manager

 

*The advisors at The Dominguez and Jones Wealth Management Group. LLC., developed a proprietary analysis and method based on earnings, actual and estimated as well as interest rate levels to ascertain possible inflection points in the US Equity Market.

 Sources: The S&P Indices and S&P Global Co. – Earnings, actual and estimated as well as S&P historical prices. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for Interest rate data

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