Stocks Vs T Notes

Discussion in 'Trading' started by HeSaidSheSaid, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. ♦SP500 Earning Yield is about 3.78%
    ♦T Notes Yield is about 2.66%

    so if you believe in fundamental analysis, then SP500 is about 29% cheaper than T Notes.
  2. JackRab


    Wow... wrong on all fronts... well.. maybe not all.

    You can't just compare 2 different assets classes like that.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
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  3. srinir


    This is so called "Fed model" proposed by Ed yardeni in late 90's and has been discredited since.

    For starter's, S&P earnings yield is in "real" terms, where as T-note yield is nominal.

  4. truetype


    Say what?
  5. S&P earnings yield is certainly a bit more real than the definitely nominal return on treasuries. However, there is a lot more to the discussion of "relative value" than just the headline yield differential.
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  6. srinir


  7. srinir


  8. Also, why compare with the T-note yield? If you treat your SP500 as a perpetuity with 3.78% yield, its duration comes out to arnd 27.5 years. Surely, in light of that, you should be looking at SP500 vs 30y, no?
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  9. srinir


  10. srinir


    In my opinion, even that is an illusion. Empirical fit holds true only in low inflation environment. I have not looked at the data of 30 year yield and earnings yield in the 70's. Ten year counterpart did not fit well at all.
    #10     Feb 2, 2018