Leading Indicator Watch

02|11|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | February 8, 2019

As I write Market Thoughts this week, here are some economic indicators that caught my attention.  Click here to download the latest insights on economic activity and how they...

Unemployment and Consumer Confidence

02|05|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | February 1, 2019

Mixed reviews coming out of Unemployment data and CB Consumer Confidence as unemployment rose 4% in response to the governnment shutdown and consumer confidence slipped from 126.6 to 120.2...

Housing

01|28|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | January 25, 2019

In reviewing the Leading Indicators this week, Housing stands out:  Existing home sales fell 6.4% to 4.99M while home prices increased by 5.8% year over year through November.  View the...

Leading Indicator Watch

01|23|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | January 18, 2019

In summing up the Leading Indicator Watch this week, I’d be burying the lede if I didn’t at least mention:  The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment fell to 90.7...

Market Indicators

01|15|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | January 11, 2019

Before I publish Market Thoughts this week, here are some economic indicators that caught my attention.  Click here to download the latest insights on economic activity and how they...

Manufacturing

01|07|2019

Leading Indicator Watch | January 4, 2019

I’d like to start the year off with healthy indicators, so as of Jan. 4, 2019, the S&P 500 rose last week by 46.2 points to end at 2,531.94...

New Year

12|31|2018

Leading Indicator Watch | December 28, 2019

2018 draws to a close and I’m attaching our last leading indicator watch blog for the year!  While many indicators are still showing expansion, the S&P 500 is down...

Building Permits and Housing Starts

12|27|2018

Leading Indicator Watch | December 21, 2018

Watching the news this week, it would be difficult not to focus on the volatile Markets.  I’m looking to the market indicators for something positive to share this week. ...

Bear Market?

12|17|2018

Leading Indicator Watch | December 14, 2018

Words we are tired of at the office:  Tariff and volatility.  Before I publish my weekly blog, Market Thoughts, let’s look at the leading indicators to wrap up the...

Manufacturing and Services

12|10|2018

Leading Indicator Watch | December 7, 2018

When discussing the markets lately, one word >volatility< has entered every conversation.  In spite of market volatility, there are still some positives coming out in the form of market...