Sunday, March 31, 2013

Charting Last Week (3/25 - 3/29/13)

The Daily Leading Index rose by 1.68% percentage points to 7.78%. This is the highest the index has been since May of last year. The Daily Coincident Index rose to 2.48%. The Daily Leading Index page on the tab above is updated daily during the week. U.S. equities rose to record levels this week. The S&P 500 finally closed higher than the 2007 highs. However when including dividends, the S&P 500 (SPY) is up 12.7% over the 2007 highs. 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. This week, the International Developed Markets (EFA) rose by 0.14% percentage points to 1.08%. The Leading Index for International Emerging Markets (EEM) rose to 5.42%. On the chart below, you can click on the blue and red buttons to see the Leading Indicator growth rate and an ETF for each country.
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