Sunday, January 17, 2016

Charting Last Week (1/11 - 1/15/16)

The Daily Leading Index increased by 0.03% percentage points to 3.54%. The Daily Coincident Index is at 2.62%. The Daily Leading Index page on the tab above is updated daily during the week.
Equities were down for the week after a volatile first two weeks to start the year. Bond prices were mostly up for the week. Oil prices closed below $30 a barrel for the first time in 12 years. China's stock market has entered a bear market falling 20% from its recent high in December. The charts below show the normal trading ranges for various indices for the last six months. I have updated the charts to include all of the asset classes that I track. 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 Indicator for International Developed Markets (EFA) increased by 0.32% percentage points to 1.83%. The Leading Indicator for International Emerging Markets (EEM) rose to 2.99%. 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.