S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Index P/E (PER) 1974-2011

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The All Ordinaries long-term P/E chart closed 2011 at 12.21.

Here are the last three years.

What do you think? Could the Australian market experience an unprecedented third down year?

Anything is possible, but the odds are certainly more in investor's favour today than they were in 2011, and 2010 for that matter.

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