Market Quick Stats – October 2021

Fears sparked by reports of a possible default at China’s Evergrande, and the impending US debt ceiling limit drove the S&P 500 to a -4.6% loss in September. How quickly fears faded after Evergrande averted default (for now) and congress extended the debt ceiling limit to December 3rd. These thaws and strong Q3 corporate earnings helped generate a 7.01% S&P 500 gain in October.

The chart below highlights recent prices, total returns (total return always includes dividends), dividend yields, and trailing and forward-looking P/E’s for several major indices.

Market
Index

Closing Price 12/31/2020

Closing Price 10/29/2021

YTD
Tot. Return
10/29/2021

Yield
%

Trailing
Twelve Mo
P/E

Forward Estimate P/E

S&P 500

3,756 4,605 24.0% 1.4% 27.1 20.4

DJIA

30,606 35,819 18.7% 1.8% 22.5

18.7

S&P US Aggregate Bond Index -1.34% 1.5%

*Statistics on S&P 500 index, DJIA index, and S&P US Aggregate Bond index from S&P Dow Jones Indices.

 

 

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