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Market Cap to GDP "is probably the best single measure of where valuations stand at any given moment."


S&P 500 Price to Earnings Ratio


The price earnings ratio is calculated by dividing a company's stock price by it's earnings per share. It is likely one of the best-known fundamental ratios for stock valuation.

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S&P 500 Dividend Yield


The dividend yield indicates how much a company pays out in dividends each year relative to its share price. In other words, it measures how much "bang for your buck" you are getting from dividends.

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Market Cap to GDP


Market Cap to GDP is a long-term valuation indicator for equities, such as stocks. It has become popular in recent years, thanks to Warren Buffett.

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Stocks vs. precious metals


Which performed best over the past 100 years - the S&P 500, the Dow Jones, Gold or Silver?

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Stocks to Commodities Ratio


This chart goes back to 1871. The ratio measures the S&P 500 relative to the commodity market index PPI (Producer Price Index).

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Mining Stocks vs. Gold & Silver


How do mining companies perform compared to the physical metals? This chart goes back all the way back to 1939.

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Gold to Silver Ratio


The gold silver ratio represents the number of silver ounces it takes to buy a single ounce of gold.

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Copper to Gold Ratio


The copper to gold ratio indicates the number of ounces of gold it takes to buy an ounce of copper. The ratio is an indicator of the health of the global economy.

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Oil to Gold Ratio


This ratio indicates the number of ounces of gold it takes to buy a barrel of oil. Similar to the copper-gold-ratio, the oil-gold-ratio is an indicator of the health of the global economy.

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Dow to Gold Ratio


The ratio values the Dow Jones Industrial Index in gold. This chart illustrates how many ounces of gold it took to buy the Dow on any given date.

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Real Estate to Gold Ratio


The real estate to gold ratio is a measure of relative value between gold and real estate. It indicates the number of ounces of gold required to purchase an average single family home in the United States.

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Home Price to Income Ratio


How many times their annual income do families pay for their home? Historically this ratio has mostly rested between 3 and 4.

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