Sunday, January 25, 2015

Charting Last Week (1/20 - 1/23/15)

The Daily Leading Index increased by 0.04% percentage points to 7.45%. The Daily Coincident Index is at 4.43%. The Daily Leading Index page on the tab above is updated daily during the week.
Stock prices were up for the week.  Bond prices were up except for International Treasury Bonds (BWX) which fell as the European Central Bank launched another round of Quantitative Easing.  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.
Earnings season for the S&P 500 is starting up. With 19% of the S&P 500 reporting earnings for last quarter, operating full year earnings are on pace to be up 7.9% year over year. This is down from 12.0% growth last quarter. This week will be the busiest week for earnings reports with 35.5% of the S&P 500 reporting earnings.

 The Leading Indicator for International Developed Markets (EFA) increased by 0.03% percentage points to 0.68%. The Leading Indicator for International Emerging Markets (EEM) is at 4.67%. 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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