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Leading Indicator Watch | February 5, 2021

Before I publish Market Thoughts today, let’s peek at the Leading Indicators. Click here to view the latest news on economic activity and how they are impacting the markets....


Leading Indicator Watch | January 29, 2021

Wrapping up the week from an ariel view… yes, the S&P is down slightly for the year and yes, volatility spiked, but weekly Initial Jobless claims fell, Core Durable...


Leading Indicator Watch | Jan. 22, 2021

Housing for December rose to closeout the year and the S&P 500 is off to a positive gain in the new year with volatility down from the previous week....


Leading Indicator Watch | January 8, 2021

Lots to unpack from the leading indicators for Jan. 8, 2021. Please review my notes at https://ffsinv.com/indicators-1-8-21/ and look at the daily economic breakdown in Market Thoughts this week.


Leading Indicator Watch | December 31, 2020

A light bit of reporting for the weekly leading indicators to close the year: The S&P 500 closed the year up 16.26%; while Initial Jobless Claims were down from...


Leading Indicator Watch | December 24, 2020

Housing fell from the previous month and missed expectations, Core Durable Goods Orders, Consumer Confidence and Sentiment are also down. Let’s take a look at the other leading indicators...


Leading Indicator Watch | December 18, 2020

Core Retail Sales dropped for November and Initial Jobless Claims rose again for the week. Visit Market Thoughts at https://ffsinv.com/category/market-thoughts/ for my weekly detailed take on the markets and...


Leading Indicator Watch | Dec. 11, 2020

Not many leading indicators to unpack this week. JOLTs Job Openings climbed to 6.652m open job positions posted for October while the Initial Jobless Claims rose to 853k. Before...


Leading Indicator Watch | December 4, 2020

Before I publish Market Thoughts, let’s look at the leading indicators that caught my attention last week. Click here to download the latest insights on economic activity. Look for Market Thoughts tomorrow!


Leading Indicator Watch | November 27, 2020

Michigan Consumer Sentiment and CB Consumer Confidence slipped ahead of Black Friday amid a rise in Initial Jobless Claims… the Markets surge on. View my weekly notes here and...