Asset Class Performance

Saturday, October 22, 2005 | 06:54 AM

I found this chart to be absolutely fascinating . . . 


Graphic courtesy of Barrons

There will be an eventual reversion to the mean -- and that means Commodities and Real Estate will correct, and Stocks will rally.

But the key word is eventual. One needs to consider much longer term charts, and watch interest rates to know approximately when.

My guess (and its only a guess) is that stocks become very buyable in 2007/08, while Real Estate purchasers -- at least those buying with cash -- maybe a short time after . . .


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Tracked on Nov 30, 2005 3:47:05 AM


Speaking of interesting charts, I just noticed this one on the Vanguard Group website:


It shows the "market value of equities as a percentage of GDP" for the US over the last 80 years. Currently it's 152%, but the average value is 65%. Doesn't exactly give me a warm fuzzy feeling!

Posted by: Mike N. | Oct 22, 2005 2:24:23 PM

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