Any way the Austin Report looks at Stock charts we see a bubble— a big dangerous bubble. Here’s a chart and commentary provided by Statista.Com with their opinion.
”One way of looking at stock valuations is the market value of all publicly traded companies as a percentage of GDP, which Warren Buffett described as “the best single measure of where valuations stand at any given moment” in a Fortune interview in 2001. “Two years ago the ratio rose to an unprecedented level,” Buffett said shortly after the tech bubble had burst. “That should have been a very strong warning signal.”
As the following chart shows, the ratio of market capitalizations (as measured here by the very broad Wilshire 5000 index) to GDP is significantly higher now than it was shortly before the dot-com bubble burst.
Using quarterly average closes of the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index and dividing it by quarterly GDP figures shows that the ratio is unprecedentedly high at the moment, which, following Buffett’s rationale, could be seen as an ominous sign of things to come.”