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S&P 500 Trailing 12-Month P/E Ratio Hits Six-Year High

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This article was first published by Bespoke Investment Group

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While the S&P 500 hasn’t quite taken out its May 2015 all-time high (it needs about 2% more of gains), the index’s trailing 12-month P/E ratio is set to make a new six-year high if market gains hold today.  Below is a chart showing this valuation metric over the last five years:

 

SP 500 Trailing 12-Month PE Ratio For Last Five Years

 

If you’re looking for a longer-term perspective of the S&P’s trailing P/E, below is a chart going back 20 years:

 

SP 500 Trailing 12-Month PE Ratio Since 1990

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