By StreetofWalls

European markets are now fully pricing in an economic recession, analysts are expecting a recession but believing stocks can go higher.

Main takeaways on European Equities:

  1. Expect a recession to have begun in the fourth quarter of 2011
  2. Expect earnings estimates to be lowered about 5%
  3. …BUT expect stocks to go higher about 10-15% given that equity risk premium priced into market is near 2009 peak and P/E valuatoins near their lowest levels since the 1980?s.

Barclays is out with a really interesting graph of European Cyclically Adjusted P/E (CAPE) Multiples, graph points to multiples lowest since the 1980?s:

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