The S&P500 Vs. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index – July 31, 2012

Starting on May 3, 2010 I have written posts concerning the notable divergence that has occurred between the S&P500 and Chinese (Shanghai Composite) stock markets. The chart below illustrates this divergence; it shows the S&P500 vs. the Shanghai Composite on a daily basis, since 2006: (click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com; chart creation and annotation by … Read moreThe S&P500 Vs. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index – July 31, 2012

The Velocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through July 27, 2012

Here are three charts from the St. Louis Fed depicting the velocity of money in terms of the MZM, M1 and M2 money supply measures. All charts reflect quarterly data through the second quarter of 2012, and were last updated as of July 27, 2012.  As one can see, two of the three measures are at all-time … Read moreThe Velocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through July 27, 2012

Long-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – July 27, 2012 Update

As I stated in my July 12, 2010 post (“ECRI WLI Growth History“): For a variety of reasons, I am not as enamored with ECRI’s WLI and WLI Growth measures as many are. However, I do think the measures are important and deserve close monitoring and scrutiny. The movement of the ECRI WLI and WLI, … Read moreLong-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – July 27, 2012 Update

St. Louis Financial Stress Index – July 26, 2012 Update

On March 28, 2011 I wrote a post (“The STLFSI“) about the  STLFSI (St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index) which is supposed to measure stress in the financial system.  For reference purposes, the most recent chart is seen below.  This chart was last updated on July 26, incorporating data from December 31,1993 to July 20, … Read moreSt. Louis Financial Stress Index – July 26, 2012 Update

Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through June 2012

Many people place emphasis on Durable Goods New Orders as a prominent economic indicator and/or leading economic indicator. For reference, here are a few charts depicting this measure. First, from the St. Louis Fed site (FRED), a chart through June, last updated on July 26.  This value is 221,626 ($ Millions) : (click on charts … Read moreDurable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through June 2012

The Bond Bubble – July 2012 Update

In previous posts I have discussed the Bond Bubble and its many facets. Since my last post on the Bond Bubble (the February 21 post titled “The Bond Bubble – February 2012 Update“) yields of various Treasury maturities have continued to decline and many have been establishing all-time lows in the last few days. Here is a … Read moreThe Bond Bubble – July 2012 Update

Updates On Economic Indicators July 2012

Here is an update on various indicators that are supposed to predict and/or depict economic activity.  These indicators have been discussed in previous blog posts: The July Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)(pdf) updated as of July 23, 2012: – The USA TODAY/IHS Global Insight Economic Outlook Index: An excerpt from the July 19 update titled “Index … Read moreUpdates On Economic Indicators July 2012

Long-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – July 20, 2012 Update

As I stated in my July 12, 2010 post (“ECRI WLI Growth History“): For a variety of reasons, I am not as enamored with ECRI’s WLI and WLI Growth measures as many are. However, I do think the measures are important and deserve close monitoring and scrutiny. The movement of the ECRI WLI and WLI, … Read moreLong-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – July 20, 2012 Update

St. Louis Financial Stress Index – July 19, 2012 Update

On March 28, 2011 I wrote a post (“The STLFSI“) about the  STLFSI (St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index) which is supposed to measure stress in the financial system.  For reference purposes, the most recent chart is seen below.  This chart was last updated on July 19, incorporating data from December 31,1993 to July 13, … Read moreSt. Louis Financial Stress Index – July 19, 2012 Update

Charts of Equities’ Performance Since March 9, 2009 And January 1, 1980 – July 18, 2012 Update

In the March 9, 2012 post (“Charts of Equities’ Performance Since March 9, 2009 And January 1, 1980“) I highlighted two charts for reference purposes. Below are those two charts, updated through yesterday’s close: The first is a daily chart of the S&P500 (shown in green), as well as five (AAPL, IBM, WFM, SBUX, CAT) individual … Read moreCharts of Equities’ Performance Since March 9, 2009 And January 1, 1980 – July 18, 2012 Update