How 'Over-valued' Are Stocks Relative To Jobs?

While the noise and seasonality of the various measures of employment (or lack thereof) in the US make interpretation nigh on impossible (for all but the most linear extrapolators), many strategists recognize that their is a correlated (if not causative) relationship between the rate of unemployment and the S&P 500. However, as Bloomberg’s Chase Van Der Rhoer notes, using the unemployment rate to predict the S&P 500 Index may be an oversimplification, but doing so yields surprisingly robust results and suggests the index is overvalued to the tune of 150 points.



Chart: Bloomberg Briefs


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