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Fed Model: Stocks are Cheaper than Bonds (Relatively)

Fed Model: Stocks are Cheaper than Bonds (Relatively)

The spread between the S&P 500 Index’s earnings yield and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note (the Fed Model) tends to be an accurate barometer for the equity market.

A reading of more than 3 percent is typically a bullish signal for stocks (model also says stocks are cheaper than bonds).

The spread reached a two-month high of 3.02 percent on Monday.


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