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Thus, it is rational to expect that a period of above-average P/Es should be followed by a period of below-average P/Es and vice versa. indd 20 10/30/10 7:52:08 AM A S I D E WAY S V I E W OF THE WORLD [ 21 ] Since 1900, the S&P 500 traded on average at about 15 times earnings. But it spent only a quarter of the time between P/Es of 13 and 17—the “mean zone,” two points above and below average. In the majority of cases the market reached its fair valuation only in passing from one irrational extreme to the other.

What is the role that interest rates and inflation play in stock market cycles? The conventional wisdom says that low interest rates lead to high P/Es and high interest rates lead to low P/Es. I believe that conventional wisdom is too simplistic. 3, which is divided into three zones. ) • The Dead Zone of Deflation—Interest rates and inflation wander into this zone when there is a significant risk of deflation. • The Zone of Peace—When interest rates and inflation are in the normal state. 3 OF S I D E WAY S M A R K E T S Inflation, Interest Rates, and P/Es 18% Short-Term Interest Rates 17% (90 Day Treasury Bills) 16% 15% 14% Inflation 13% 12% 11% 10% 9% 8% The Dead Zone of Inflation 7% 6% 5% 4% The Zone of Peace 3% 2% 1% 0% The Dead Zone of Deflation Ϫ1% Ϫ2% 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 about high inflation, as they should, since inflation erodes real returns from stocks.

But the “E” is a whole different animal. “E” often requires normalization, as earnings are impacted tremendously by where we are in the economic cycle at a given time. indd 23 11/1/10 3:13:23 PM THE LITTLE BOOK [24] OF S I D E WAY S M A R K E T S you to the wrong conclusions when you analyze the stock market and individual stocks. 1, P/Es for past market cycles are computed based on 12-month trailing earnings; however, I used 2010 estimated earnings to demonstrate current market valuation. Here is the rub: Estimates for 2010 reported and operating earnings for the S&P 500 are $75 and $45, respectively.

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