Leading Indicator Watch | May 3, 2019

Ahead of Market Thoughts, let’s look at some economic indicators to start our week!  Click here to view the latest insights on economic activity and how they are impacting...


Leading Indicator Watch | April 26, 2019

Our indicators share positive news this week!  The S&P 500, Consumer Sentiment, New Home Sales, and Core Durable Goods Orders all rose last week.  Click here to take a...

economic activity


Leading Indicator Watch | April 19, 2019

Services PMI indicator hit fresh lows in April, coming in at 52.9–the lowest level since December of 2017.  Building permits and housing fell in March.  It’s not all bad...

Unemployment and Consumer Confidence


Leading Indicator Watch | April 12, 2019

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



Leading Indicator Watch | April 5, 2019

Our market indicators show strong Unemployment, M2 Money Supply, and ISM Manufacturing & Services numbers and the S&P 500 is up 15.39% year to date.  Meanwhile, Non-Defense Capital Goods...

Budgeting Existing Home sales


Leading Indicator Watch | March 22, 2019

Existing home sales, which makes up 90% of the market rose by a whopping 11.8% or 580K houses, tops our leading indicator watch for the week of March 22,...

Retail Consumer Sentiment


Leading Indicator Watch | March 15, 2019

Consumer Goods and Materials as well as Consumer Sentiment are showing positive gains last week in our weekly review of Leading Indicators.  Retail sales rose in response to a...



Leading Indicator Watch | March 8, 2019

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



Leading Indicator Watch | March 1, 2019

Housing reports lead the leading indicator story for last week with building permits little changed at 0.3%, housing starts fell 11.2% while home prices roses 5.6% (year over year)...


Leading Indicator Watch | February 22, 2019

Before I publish Market Thoughts this week, let’s take a look at the leading indicators!  Good news coming out of Manufacturing & Services, Unemployment, the S&P 500, and the...