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...

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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


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...



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


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


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?


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


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...


Leading Indicator Watch | November 30, 2018

  Market volatility continues to be the lead story in the Markets while Consumer Confidence continues to decline.  My blog, Market Thoughts, this week will focus on the yield...

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Leading Indicator Watch | November 23, 2018

Stories in three key market indicators this week, show signs of skiddish investors and consumers at a vital time of year for consumption.  Click here to view my latest...