the end is not near (at least historically speaking)

The Misery Index is 5.5% today.  Historically, when the Misery Index has been this low, the S&P 500 P/E has ranged from about 15x to 35x with many instances of 25x and above.  The all-time low of the Misery Index from 1960 through September 2017 was February 1966 at 5.28%.  The all-time high was in 1975 at 18.56%.

A year ago, the Misery Index was 6.74%.  The index is down roughly -18% in the past twelve months and the S&P 500 is up 21%.  For now, the index is low and continues to decline which is constructive for further stock price advances.  In the coming months, it will be interesting to see if the Misery Index is able to drop to new all-time lows.

Source : delta market sentiment