Sunday, August 3, 2014

Charting Last Week (7/28 - 8/1/14)

The Daily Leading Index rose by 0.14% percentage points to 6.65%. The Daily Coincident Index rose to 3.86%. The Daily Leading Index page on the tab above is updated daily during the week.
Equity and Bond prices were down for the week. On Thursday, the S&P 500 (SPY) was 3.47 standard deviations below its 21 day moving average. This is very a very extreme value. Assuming that stock prices are normally distributed, being that far below the moving average would happen once every 15 years. Since 1993, this has happened 4 times before including once in January of this year. Recent low volatility (narrow bands) is a big factor in this. 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 weren't any updates for the Leading Index for the International Developed Markets (EFA) which is at 2.45%. The Leading Index for International Emerging Markets (EEM) fell to 4.06%. 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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