Monday, September 2, 2013

Charting Last Week (8/26 - 8/30/13)

The Daily Leading Index fell by 1.00% percentage points to 6.75%. The Daily Coincident Index is at 2.47%. The Daily Leading Index page on the tab above is updated daily during the week.
U.S. equities were down for the week while bond prices continued to rise as fears of military action in Syria weigh on the markets. The charts below show the normal trading ranges for various indices for the last six months. 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.
The Leading Index for the International Developed Markets (EFA) rose to 3.39% after continued strength for the Euro Area. The Leading Index for International Emerging Markets (EEM) declined to 4.00% after Taiwan's Leading Index continued its decline. The Leading Index for the Developed Markets has been trending up this year while Index the Emerging Markets has been weak and is down for the year. 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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