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S&P500 Inflation Adjusted Earnings
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September 9, 2015:  Currently, the S&P500 is trading at $1974.35, about 7.3% below its all time record closing high of  $2130.82.   The all-time intraday high, shown on the graph below, was $2134.72 on May 20, 2015.
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From Chartoftheday.com1
With Q2 earnings largely in the books (over 97% of S&P 500 firms have reported), today's chart provides some long-term perspective on the current earnings environment by focusing on 12-month, as reported S&P 500 earnings. Today's chart illustrates the dramatic nature of the earnings plunge during the financial crisis as well as the recovery that followed -- a recovery that took earnings from levels not seen since the Great Depression to a new record high. Over the past two quarters, however, S&P 500 inflation-adjusted earnings have declined by a significant 12% from their record highs -- a significant concern going forward.

S&P500 Inflation Adjusted  Earnings

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