Leading Indicator Watch | April 1, 2021

Highlights from the April 1, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Unemployment fell to 6.0% (Mar). Private nonfarm payrolls added 780K jobs in March. Weekly Initial Jobless Claims unexpectedly rose to 719K...


Leading Indicator Watch | March 26, 2021

Highlights from the March 26, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Michigan Consumer Sentiment rose to 84.9 in March from 76.8. This is the hightest level since the start of the...


Leading Indicator Watch | March 19, 2021

Highlights from the March 19, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: The S&P 500 fell last week 30.24 points, ending at 3,913.10 and is up 5.74% YTD while the VIX (CBOE...


Leading Indicator Watch | March 12, 2021

Highlights from March 12, 2021 Leading Indicator Watch: Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell to 712K from 754K. JOLT’s job openings rose to 6.917M (Jan) from 6.752M. Check out last...


Leading Indicator Watch | March 5, 2021

Nonfarm payrolls rose by 379K, crushing the expectation of 182K. Weekly Initial Jobless Claims rose to 745K from 736K. Check out more of the leading indicators that caught my...


Leading Indicator Watch | February 26, 2021

Weekly Initial Jobless Claims fell to 730K from 841K. This was the lowest level in months. Check out the weekly leading indicator watch here and be sure to stay...


Leading Indicator Watch | February 19, 2021

Retail sales surged by 5.3% in January, beating a 1.1% increase that was expected. Check out the weekly leading indicator watch here and be sure to stay tuned for...


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...