Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Today's links:

A few simple charts highlighting how some of our prosperity could be an illusion (Link)

Apple's strategy after iPhone's peak (Link)


Stat of the day:  There are now 3.7 million published indices $(Link) 

"Indices measuring markets have ballooned in number by another 438,000 to more
 than 3.7 million in the past year, as providers produce a blizzard of bond market, environment,
 social and governance benchmarks. Gauges designed by benchmark providers to measure
 everything from the performance of small Chinese companies and African debt derivatives
 to the music streaming industry or groups that adhere to Catholic values have been spurred 
by the rising popularity of passive investing."

How about that multiple compression?

S&P 500 Index's Price to Earning Ratio changes year over year.  The P/E ratio is a price multiple which shows how much 
investors are willing to pay per dollar of earnings. The S&P 500 Index is a broad-based market-capitalization-weighted index
of 500 of the largest and most widely held U.S. stocks.