MyPlanIQ submits:In his 2001 Fortune magazine article, Warren Buffett used the ratio of the market value of all US publically traded securities to Gross National Product (GNP) as a yardstick to measure the stock market valuation. He stated, Complete Story »
MyPlanIQ submits:Warren Buffett created a ratio of the market value of all US publicly traded securities to Gross National Product (GNP) as a yardstick to measure stock market valuationMyPlanIQ has been tracking this index and presents the current status. This will be reported every other week (bi-weekly)
ByAharonovich Management:Do you respect Warren Buffett and value his opinion? I'm sure you do. There's no reason why you wouldn't.In my previous article I pointed out that the U.S. economy doesn't seem to be in a good shape and that the markets are underestimating the "1/4 Cliff" as well as the sequestration immediate implications on consumption.
By Jason Tillberg:One valuation metric for identifying what markets are cheap and what markets are expensive is to compare the market cap of the country's entire stock market relative to the same country's GDP. This article attempts to observe not just the U.S. stock markets, but global markets as well.
For the first time since the recovery began, Warren Buffett’s favorite valuation metric has breached the 100% level. That, of course, is the Wilshire 5,000 total market cap index relative to GNP. See the chart below for historical reference.
By Cullen Roche: For the first time since the recovery began, Warren Buffett's favorite valuation metric has breached the 100% level. That, of course, is the Wilshire 5,000 total market cap index relative to GNP. See the chart below for historical reference.
By Cullen Roche: It's been an amazing run in the stock market. But I have to admit that I start to feel a bit uneasy about things when I see all news reported as good news, because it either means the economy is getting better or more QE is coming. That wouldn't bother me so much if corporate earnings were still booming and the economy was growing strongly, but neither one is occurring. In fact, the market is just driving higher on what looks like sheer optimism of continued QE and little else.
By Value Research:Warren Buffett will turn 81 years old on August 30. Rational investors are concerned with risks, no matter how morbid they may seem. Just how large is the key-man risk associated with Warren Buffett’s eventual death? What impact should we expect his death to have on the price of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) stock?
Insider Monkey submits: Warren Buffett is one of the top investors of the past decade. His every move is closely followed by investors and mainstream media. Unfortunately, he doesn't trade very often. When he buys stocks, he holds them for years. So investors who are worried about short term returns can't really gather much intelligence from Buffett's holdings.