Sunday, April 1, 2012

Charting the Week - March 26-30

The Daily Leading Index rose by .20% last week while the Daily Coincident Index decreased by .22%. The Daily Leading Index page on the tab above is updated daily during the week.

Below are charts of some of the economic releases from last week.  New Orders of Durable Goods and Nondefense Capital Goods rose and Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims continued to slowly improve.

Both the S&P 500 and bonds rose for the week.  On the international side, the developed markets (EFA) continued to perform better than the emerging markets (EEM).   Below are six month charts of all four 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.