Weekly SP 500 Earnings Update

From Thomson Reuters “This Week in Earnings”: Forward 4-qtr est: $168.26 vs last week’s $168.23 PE ratio: 16.6x PEG ratio: 0.79x SP 500 earnings yield: +6.01% vs last week’s 6.10% Year-over-year growth of fwd est: +21.14 vs last week’s +20.85% … Continued

OPEC meeting, Saudi Aramco and the State of Commodities

Because of the diminished long-terms returns-on-invested-capital and the inability for many commodity companies to build what Mr. Buffett and Morningstar call the “sustainable moat”, clients have never owned substantial positions in commodity companies for longer periods of time. Yes, Alcoa … Continued