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      02-21-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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Profits to support the stock indexes

I am trying to figure out if there are published ratios of value of common stock market indexes (Dow Jones, NASDAQ, S&P 500) and the profits generated by the companies that define them.

For the Dow Jones, it is probably easier to find because it is only 30 companies.
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ta?s=^DJI

Maybe it is already in the indicators, but I can't find it in the help page.
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yah....html

Is this ratio available?

It appears to me that as long there are profits, those index will stand, otherwise...
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Are you talking just about profits in nominal terms or are you, perhaps, talking about the price of the market relative to profits(earnings)?
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      02-21-2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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I got my answer. I learnt that I was talking about the P/E ratio.





My opinion is that the market is still over-evaluated by 20-30%.

At current 20.42, you can't achieve a yield of 10% unless there is speculation, right?
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