S&P 500 vs. Profit Margins

S&P 500 vs. Profit Margins Do valuations still matter? The current divergence between the S&P 500 and profit margins is huge. Image: Crescat Capital LLC

FINRA Margin Debt and 12-Month Z-Score

FINRA Margin Debt and 12-Month Z-Score The 12-month z-score for margin debt dropped to its deepest oversold level since October low, which is a contrarian bullish signal for stocks. Image: BofA Global Research

Typical Peak to Trough Decline in S&P 500 Net Margins

Typical Peak to Trough Decline in S&P 500 Net Margins The peak to trough decline in S&P 500 net margins is 168 bp on average during past recessions. Goldman Sachs expects a contraction in net margin by 200 bp in 2020. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

U.S. NIPA Profit Margins and Recessions

U.S. NIPA Profit Margins and Recessions Chart showing the longest margin contraction in post-war history, for nearly 5 years. Image: Oxford Economics

Profit Margins of S&P Large Caps and Small Caps

Profit Margins of S&P Large Caps and Small Caps Profit margins between small and large caps are widening. Industries with highest concentrations are getting all of the profit margin improvement. Image: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

S&P 500 and Margin Debt

S&P 500 and Margin Debt Margin debt has still not recovered from last December’s lows. Usually, it is mostly bullish for stocks, because investors are still fearful. Image: Merk Investments

Earnings, Margins and Valuation

Earnings, Margins and Valuation Considering earnings growth, operating margin and valuation, the S&P 500 should remain under pressure until Q3 earnings season. Image: Fidelity Investments