Sunday, January 5, 2014

Charting Last Week (12/30 - 1/3/14)

The Daily Leading Index fell by 0.39% percentage points to 6.73%. The Daily Coincident Index is at 3.41%. The Daily Leading Index page on the tab above is updated daily during the week.
Equities fell for the week while U.S. Bond Prices rose. The S&P 500 (SPY) finished the year with a 32.31% gain. Equities were led by the Russell 2000 (IWM) with a 38.70% gain for the year. International Developed Markets (EFA) were up 21.45% for the year while International Emerging Markets were down 3.64% for the year. Most Bond Prices were down for the year. The charts below shows data as of Friday's close except for the 2013 columns on the first chart on the right which shows the performance for the full 2013 year. 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.
There were not any updates to the International Leading Indices during the week. The Leading Index for the International Developed Markets (EFA) is at 4.54%. The Leading Index for International Emerging Markets (EEM) is at 4.71%. 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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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.