05/02/17

Is America In A Bubble (And Can It Ever Return To "Normal")? [feedly]



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Is America In A Bubble (And Can It Ever Return To "Normal")?
// Zero Hedge

Submitted by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog,

Analysts and talking heads have an awful lot of opinions.  Are we in a bubble or aren't we?  Rather than offer another opinion, I'll offer the relationship of US economic activity (GDP) against the Wilshire 5000 (representing US equities) and the Federal Reserves gauge of American wealth, Z1 Household Net Worth series.  These are the preferred establishment gauges, so take a look and then you decide.

Gross domestic product (GDP) is a monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced annually in the US.  The chart below shows the annual real GDP growth decelerating since 1950.

The Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index, or more simply the Wilshire 5000, is a market-capitalization-weighted index of the market value of all stocks actively traded in the United States.  The ....

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