The S&P 500 Nears 1950 - Goldman Sachs' June 2015 Target

As we noted in the pre-open, the "BTFATH mentality" will be alive in well' and sure enough Goldman Sachs' S&P 500 Target for June 2015 was 1950... we just reached it 11 months early (1949.25 highs to be exact). Their corresponding target for 10Y yields at that level of S&P is 3.50% (so we are 90bps lower) and earnings expectations to support that price was $120 per share (dramatically higher than the current level)... Goldman's 2014 Target is 3% lower than the current level... Nothing to see here, move along...

 

Mission Accomplished-er...

 

Goldman's June 2015 1950 Target for the S&P 500 is within 9 points... 11 months early...

Whocouldanode?


If predicting yesterday's EURUSD (and market) reaction to the ECB announcement was easy enough, today's reaction to the latest "most important ever" nonfarm payrolls number (because remember: with the Fed getting out of market manipulation, if only for now, it is imperative that the economy show it can self-sustain growth on its own even without $85 billion in flow per month, which is why just like the ISM data earlier this week, the degree of "seasonal adjustments" are about to blow everyone away) should be just as obvious: since both bad news and good news remain "risk-on catalysts", and since courtesy of Draghi's latest green light to abuse any and every carry trade all risk assets will the bought the second there is a dip, the "BTFATH mentality" will be alive in well. It certainly was overnight, when the S&P500 rose to new all time highs despite another 0.5% drop in the Shcomp (now barely holding on above 2000), and a slight decline in the Nikkei (holding on just over 15,000).

 

But the biggest factor in predicting today's market reaction is that economic news absolutely, positively no longer matter. They haven't mattered for the past 5 years either, with "markets" moving higher only on hope and faith never on actual data, but it really hasn't been this disconnected ever: so much so that even the big banks are mocking how broken the market's discounting mechanism is.

Charts: Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg









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