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S&P500 Inflation Adjusted Earnings
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January 20, 2012:  Analysts expect inflation adjusted S&P500 earnings to reach a new all time high in the first half of this year.

Today's chart provides some further perspective into the past and future trends of 12-month, as-reported, inflation-adjusted S&P 500 earnings. Today's chart illustrates how earnings declined over 92% from its Q3 2007 pre-financial crisis peak and then, beginning in Q1 2009, quickly surged back to near record levels. This begs the question; will corporate earnings make new record highs? As today's chart illustrates, based on the latest S&P 500 earnings estimates (see red line), earnings are expected to make new, inflation-adjusted record highs during the first half of this year. Considering the current global economic environment, this is indeed quite an achievement.

S&P500 Inflation Adjusted

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