Mr. Ritholtz and I share a fondness for simple charts that convey a lot of information.
Lifted in toto from The Big Picture:
Dr. David P. Kelly, of JP Morgan Asset Management puts out a monthly deck laden with great charts. This chart — the Buy & Holder’s worst nightmare – really caught my fancy:
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Source: Standard & Poor’s, First Call, Compustat, FactSet, J.P. Morgan Asset Management. (Data is up til 12/31/10)
Notes: Dividend yield is calculated as the annualized dividend rate divided by price, as provided by Compustat. Forward Price to Earnings Ratio is a bottom-up calculation based on the most recent S&P 500 Index price, divided by consensus estimates for earnings in the next twelve months (NTM), and is provided by FactSet Market Aggregates. Returns are cumulative and based on S&P 500 Index price movement only, and do not include the reinvestment of dividends.