Characteristics Of A Stock Market Peak

Brilliant analysis IMVHO.

S O L A R C Y C L E S

Focussing on the US stock market, I’ll divide this into two: what’s currently flagging a peak, and what’s – arguably – missing.

First, the different angles and disciplines that are signalling a top.


A. Valuations

(1) CAPE, (2) CAPE/Baa yield, (3) Crestmont, (4) Q ratio, (5) Stock market to GDP ratio, (6) Median stock, (7) Relative pricing to bonds and commodities, (8) Relative pricing to other countries, and (9) Relative pricing to demographic trends: all show extreme overvaluation, fitting with previous major peaks.

B. Sentiment & Allocations

(10) Investors Intelligence, (11) Rydex, (12) Fund Managers, (13) AAII allocations, (14) Households, (15) Put/Call Ratio. We don’t need to speculate about whether this is ‘the most hated rally’ or whether Joe Public has yet to get involved. These measures collectively tell us that allocations and bullishness are extreme high and echo previous major peaks.

C. Dumb Money

(16) Retail v. Institutional, (17) Major distribution…

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