Although Chemical Financial Isn’t Exceptionally Cheap
Although Chemical Financial isn’t extremely cheap, I believe there continues to be worthwhile upside here for long-term traders. Management’s efforts to employ more commercial bankers should benefit loan growth in 2H’18 and beyond, and I believe the company is making investments to support a larger banking franchise long term (including additional M&A). Let me see more progress on improving the deposit combine, but that’s not something any bank or investment company can fix in only a handful of quarters.
To answer this question, we have to take a look at what has held rates low for such an extended period. As the answer to some is that it’s the Fed’s doing, I, for just one, don’t attribute that much power to Ben Bernanke. A role has been played from the Fed, but they have succeeded (if you can call it success) only because inflation has been harmless and real economic development has been abysmal for this period. There are in least four situations that I see for future years direction of interest levels, with differing implications for shares.
- Trade receivables take place when two companies operate or exchange notes receivables
- The global cost savings glut hypothesis
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- 15%: Fidelity Value Discovery (FVDFX)
If economic development translates into revenue growth, natural. If not, mildly negative. Negative. Higher required results on stocks, no offsetting positive. If you think that a lid can be kept by the Fed on interest rates, as economic growth returns, the perspective is positive for stocks. Based upon my assumptions, the market’s current winning ways can be justified. Replacing the current implied equity risk premium with the common premium during the last decade (4.71%) produces an even of almost 1800 for the index, and using the analyst-estimated development rate can make it even higher.
Higher without risk rates have a negative, albeit muted, influence on value, if accompanied by higher development rates, but do have a more negative impact, if growth rates remain unchanged. You might have completely different views on the marketplace drivers and if you are interested, you can source your numbers into the attached spreadsheet to get an evaluation of value for the S&P 500 index.
5 years. The other is a sudden surge in interest levels, unaccompanied by better profits or higher revenue growth. Since all dangerous asset classes (commercial bonds, real property etc.) will be also adversely suffering from either of the developments, I don’t see much point to shifting from equities to other dangerous assets to safeguard myself against these risks.
I could, of course, choose in which to stay cash, but as the last 5 years have indicated, waiting for the “right time” to invest can leave you on the sidelines for too long. So, I am going to stop worrying about the entire market and get back to finding under respected companies.