Countries With the Highest Housing Bubble Risks

Countries With the Highest Housing Bubble Risks Detecting and measuring asset bubbles is not always an easy task, but in many countries, housing prices are rising faster than rental rates. Picture source: Visual Capitalist

Detecting and Measuring Asset Bubbles

Detecting and Measuring Asset Bubbles Detecting and measuring asset bubbles is not always an easy task. This chart puts into perspective the current U.S. households financial assets to GDP and the U.S. federal debt as percentage of GDP.

Equity Market Driven by Bonds Not Profits

Equity Market Driven by Bonds Not Profits The chart shows a widening gap between cyclicals and bond proxies. It is clearly a cyclical bear market within a bull market, as during the dotcom bubble. Picture source: Societe Generale Asset Research

Homeownership Disparity Deepens

Homeownership Disparity Deepens Since 1994, the gap between blacks and whites has widened, in part because starter-home prices have exploded, year after year. Inequality: you may also like “U.S. Unemployment Rate: Black or African Americans” and  “U.S. Net Worth by Wealth Bracket” and “Countries With the Highest Housing Bubble Risks.” Picture Source: Bloomberg

Are Small Cap Stocks Overvalued?

Are Small Cap Stocks Overvalued? Small Cap Stocks Valuation: based on the forward PE ratio, the valuation of small cap stocks seems reasonable, with no sign of bubble. You may also like our “Stock Market Valuation.” Picture source: Bianco Research

S&P 500 Growth Index / S&P 500 Value Index

S&P 500 Growth Index / S&P 500 Value Index The Value vs. Growth differential has overshot the previous extreme at the height of the Dotcom bubble. You may also like “Will Value Ever Outperform Growth?” and “The Value vs. Growth Differential Has Never Been So Extreme.” Picture source: Bloomberg

Global Bond Market

Global Bond Market This chart shows the growing global “bond bubble.” Since 2000, the global bond market has tripled in size. Picture source: J.P. Morgan Asset Management

U.S. Stock Ownership Still Below Pre-Recession Levels

U.S. Stock Ownership Still Below Pre-Recession Levels Despite the strong performance of stocks since 2009, U.S. stock ownership remains lower than it was before the Great Recession or the Dotcom bubble. Picture source: Gallup

Record Valuation Dispersion 1951-2017

Record Valuation Dispersion 1951-2017 Today, there’s an extreme valuation divergence. The crowd invests in the most expensive part of the market. And the Value vs. Growth differential has never been so extreme, even during the Great Depression and the Dotcom bubble. Source: Sound Shore Management