This Week’s Financial Economic News 

Published Friday, September 10, 2021 at: 6:00 PM EDT

The Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index is priced at about 21 times forward earnings estimates by Wall Street analysts -- a high P/E multiple by historic standards -- but not as high as the peak of the stock-price bubble in 2000, when the price-to-earnings ratio of the S&P 500 peaked at 25. Moreover, things really are different this time. Bond yields are near a historic low, making the earnings yield of stocks a relatively attractive investment, even though the stock market has been breaking record highs for months. In addition, the stock market valuation model relied on by the Federal...

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