Posts Tagged ‘s&p’

One Case For Bricks And Mortar

Wonder why investors have been snapping up single family homes? This graph from Mike Mandel might explain a little. It’s probably worth noting that the gains from home ownership reflect only prices here, not the favorable tax advantages or, if you were an investor and bought wisely positive cash flow. I tend to think that […]

Any Ideas On What To Take From This Graph?

The graph to the left is from the Wall Street Journal. It shows the trend for earnings among those companies included in the S&P since 1990. As you can see earnings have tended to grow, on average, at 6% a year. There’s little surprise in the decline since about the beginning of the recession but […]