Sunday, March 25, 2012

Charting the Week - March 19-23

The Daily Leading Index rose by .49% last week and the Daily Coincident Index remained the same. The Daily Leading Index page on the tab above is updated frequently during the week.

Below are charts of some of the economic releases from last week.  The housing data was mixed while Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims continued to slowly improve.
On last week's update, we mentioned that the S&P 500 had entered the overbought territory for the first time since last July.  It pulled back some last week.  Inversely, bonds had entered the oversold territory for the first time since  last October.  Bonds rebounded sharply last week.  Below are six month charts of both indices.  The red (or green) area indicates 2-3 standard deviations above (or below) the normal 21 day trading range.  The gray area indicates 1-2 standard deviations above (or below) the normal 21 day trading range.

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Furthermore, these charts have limitations.  Economic data is often revised after the fact.  The market is forward looking and anticipates future events.  The unexpected can and will happen.  The market is continually changing.  The conditions of the past are different from the present.  Past performance is not an indication of future performance.