Could 2018 See 3.9% Unemployment for the First Time Since 1960’s?

https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNU04000000?periods=Annual+Data&periods_option=specific_periods&years_option=all_years The above link is a data set from the BLS for post World War II unemployment rates, and with the US economy currently sitting at 4.1% unemployment the night before the December ’17 non-farm payroll and unemployment data are … Continued

A longer Look at SP 500 Earnings

2019 est: +10% 2018 est: +12% 2017 est: +11% 2016: +1% 2015: -1% 2014: +8% 2013: +6% 2012 +6% 2011:+15% 2010 +40% This blog may be out with a few sector updates over the weekend (or maybe not) but tonight’s … Continued

Another perspective on SP 500 earnings

Year S&P 500 Ex-Energy Energy % 2014 118.78 113.77 4.2% 2015 117.46 104.89 10.7% 2016 118.32 117.36 0.8% Source: Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S   The current estimate for 2017 as of this weekend is $131.07, which is 11% expected SP 500 … Continued