Anyone hear Bill Gross' new podcast?

Basically stating that inflation is understated. He thinks because there is higher inflation, the required return, r, in most equity valuation models are too low. Therefor, higher r = lower P/E ratio (I was actually shocked that I knew he was talking about). So, in the US, P/E’s are overstated by about 10%. Valuations/PE’s are better in countries where inflation is correctly accounted for. People actually use this (r-g) crap? :wink:

I would say inflation “had” been understated, especially considering how little of the housing run-up is incorparated into the measure…but that isn’t the case at the moment.