While predicting the direction of the economy looks hard here, analysts are clearly optimistic about corporate earnings, foreseeing strong profit growth for the foreseeable future. Investors are willing to place rich multiples on these rosy projections, driving the market to extremely high levels when using historical metrics (trailing EPS, book value, size of the economy, replacement cost, etc). This market has been driven on easy money and speculation, but there are signs the speculative fervor is starting to cool. “Buying the dip” has been a profitable strategy since 2009, so this slight decline could be ephemeral. This strategy does not always work, however - sometimes the supposed dip is just the first part of a major plunge. It is impossible to confidently predict when that will happen, but the conditions are in place. Investors are wise to be cautious.
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