S&P 500 Earnings Yield Chart
Current S&P 500 Earnings Yield: 3.97% -1.80 bps
4:01 pm EDT, Fri Jul 22
Mean: 7.42%
Median: 6.83%
Min: 0.81% (May 2009)
Max: 18.82% (Dec 1917)

S&P 500 Earnings Yield. Earnings Yield = trailing 12 month earnings divided by index price (or inverse PE)

Yields following March 2016 (including current yield) are estimated based on 12 month earnings through March 2016 — the latest reported by S&P.

Source: Standard & Poor’s