P/E Ratios For The Layman

How many dollars will you pay for a dollar of earnings from a company?

That is what a price/earning (P/E) ratio is.

You’ll see ups and downs in this ratio depending as investor confidence waxes and wanes.

When greed holds sway, very high P/Es are likely.

For reference, as of today, Tesla’s PE Ratio is 1,079.14 as of March 16, 2021.

When hope prevails, P/Es are moderate.

When fear is in the saddle, P/Es are typically very low

P/E ratios are a great tool to understand the frequent insanity of Mr. Market.

Like paying $1,078.14 dollars for $1, a single dollar, of earnings.

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