Stock Indices

Get Ready To Experience A 2008-Like Crash – Here’s Why

Treasury Secretary, ex-Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin, has threatened Congress with [a] stock crash if Congress doesn’t pass a tax reform Bill. His reason is that the stock market surge since the election was based on the hopes of a big tax cut. This reminds me of 2008.

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Beware: Russell 2000’s True P/E Ratio Is 78.7, NOT the 20 to 26 Bandied About

The Russell 2000’s true P/E today is higher than it was at either the top of the internet bubble or the 2007 bull market peak. That’s important information in light of the Russell 2000 dropping below its 200-day moving average. Rather than providing a floor underneath the index, its true valuation will be exerting a force towards even more declines.

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