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Fall 2012 Snapshot of Expected Future S&P 500 Earnings

DaleEarnhardt Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 3:04 PM
The War in Iraq was a liberal social-engineering project, costed like $12 billion/month. The cost per American was $40/month for eight years (2003-2011). If you had actually been paying this bill from the get-go, your attitude would have been to 'cut and run' faster than Cindy Sheehan. It's time to stop the 'drama queening' and if you think we should have been in Iraq, and 'Operation Enduring Freedom' has national security value, then PAY for it!

Earlier this year, we began taking snapshots of S&P's forecast trailing twelve month earnings per share for the S&P 500 at roughly three month intervals. Our chart below shows how the expected future for earnings has changed over time.

Since our last snapshot in August 2012, the outlook for the expected amount of S&P 500 company earnings has continued to decline, although not as much as the decline from May to August.

Looking at the overlap of historic data and old forecasts, we see that the future vision of investors in December 2010 looking forward...

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