Today’s chart provides some long-term perspective in regards to the gold market. As today’s chart illustrates, gold has been in a strong bull market since 2001. The pace of that upward trend increased beginning in mid-2005. Following the financial crisis of late 2008, gold surged once again. While gold made another record high today, it still trades significantly below resistance (red line) of its upward sloping trend channel. In the end, with gold currently trading near $1,250 per ounce, gold has more than quadrupled in price during its nine-year bull market.
trade with caution. stop losses. trade with trend and headlines. we are approaching earnings season. thus despite future dismal (private) job numbers - market could hold up.
Generally speaking, when the PE ratio is high, stocks are considered to be expensive. When the PE ratio is low, stocks are considered to be inexpensive. From 1936 into the early 1990s, the PE ratio tended to peak in the low 20s (red line) and trough somewhere around seven (green line). The price investors were willing to pay for a dollar of earnings increased during the dot-com boom (late 1990s), surged even higher during the dot-com bust (early 2000s), and spiked to astronomical levels during the financial crisis (late 2000s). Currently, the PE ratio stands at a touch below 18 which is near the lowest levels that have existed since the early 1990s. (via)
USA labor cost per unit as cheap as 2005 (broad measure). (via)
- less taxable income and to spend (consumption)