Sunday, January 4, 2015

Charting Last Week (12/29 - 1/2/15)

Charting Last Week (12/29 - 1/2/15) The Daily Leading Index increased by 0.02% percentage points to 7.74%. The Daily Coincident Index increased to 4.60%. The Daily Leading Index page on the tab above is updated daily during the week.
Stock prices were down for the week, while Bond prices were mostly up. The SP&P 500 (SPY) was up 13.5% in 2014. International Developed Markets (EFA) was down 6.2% for the year and International Emerging Markets (EEM) finished the year down 3.9%. Real Estate Investment Trusts (VNQ) was the big winner in 2014 with an annual gain of 30.4%. Long Term Treasuries (TLT) were close behind with a gain of 27.3% for the 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 Indicator for International Developed Markets (EFA) is at 0.57%. The Leading Indicator for International Emerging Markets (EEM) is at 4.24%. 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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