Investing Newsletter – Jan 2018
2017 was an exceptional year for globally diversified investors.
The US Shiller CAPE 10 year PE ratio is reaching historic levels indicating that the US stock market may be overvalued.
Vanguard’s US fair-value CAPE measurement that adjusts for inflation and interest rates indicates a less overvalued US market.
International Developed and Emerging Market Shiller CAPE 10 year PE ratios are less elevated which may indicate higher future long term returns for these markets versus US markets.
Valuation measurements such as the Shiller CAPE 10 PE ratio tell us nothing about when to expect the next market correction or bear market.
Rational investors should expect lower returns in the foreseeable future.
After significant gains in 2017, investors should consider rebalancing their portfolios especially if they are concerned about elevated stock market valuations.