98% Correlation with the US Stock Market and an R² of 0.96 since 1970

98% Correlation with the US Stock Market and an R² of 0.96 since 1970 Our forecasting models have a fantastic 98% correlation with the US stock market on a quarterly basis since 1970 and an R² of 0.96. It means that 97 percent of the US stock market variance is predictable by the flows of data…

Inflation vs. S&P 500 Trailing P/E

Inflation vs. S&P 500 Trailing P/E The U.S. equity market tends to see multiple compression when inflation rises (R² = 0.54). Image: BofA US Equity & Quant Strategy

S&P 500 Normalized P/E vs. Subsequent Annualized Returns

S&P 500 Normalized P/E vs. Subsequent Annualized Returns The current S&P 500 normalized P/E suggests that equity investors should expect anemic returns over the next 10 years (R² = 0.79). Image: BofA US Equity & Quant Strategy

Truck Tonnage vs. S&P 500 Index

Truck Tonnage vs. S&P 500 Index The Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.3% in April. Trucks represent 72.5% of U.S. freight and serve as a barometer of the U.S. economy. This chart shows that the U.S. stock market tends to increase in line with the physical size and expansion of the U.S. economy (R² = 0.90…

U.S. Macro Fundamentals vs. S&P 500

U.S. Macro Fundamentals vs. S&P 500 This chart shows the current wide divergence between U.S. lead indicators and the S&P 500 (R² = 0.97). Image: Pictet Asset Management

S&P 500 Valuation – Consensus FY2 P/B and Return on Equity (ROE)

S&P 500 Valuation – Consensus FY2 PB and Return on Equity (ROE) This chart suggests that the current valuation of the S&P 500 appears broadly consistent with the correlation between consensus FY2 P/B and return on equity (R² = 0.42). Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research