House Prices Reference Chart

As a reference for long-term house price index trends, below is a chart, updated through the August data, from the CalculatedRisk blog post of October 30 titled “House Price Comments, Real House Prices, Price-to-Rent Ratio” : (click on chart to enlarge image) _____ The Special Note summarizes my overall thoughts about our economic situation SPX at 1411.94 … Read moreHouse Prices Reference Chart

Velocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through October 26, 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 third quarter of 2012, and were last updated as of October 26, 2012.  As one can see, two of the three measures are at all-time … Read moreVelocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through October 26, 2012

Long-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – October 26, 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. – October 26, 2012 Update

St. Louis Financial Stress Index – October 25, 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 October 25, incorporating data from December 31,1993 to October 19, … Read moreSt. Louis Financial Stress Index – October 25, 2012 Update

Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through September 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 September, last updated on October 25.  This value is 218,238 ($ Millions) : (click on charts … Read moreDurable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through September 2012

Updates On Economic Indicators October 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 October Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)(pdf) updated as of October 25, 2012: – The ECRI WLI (Weekly Leading Index): As of 10/19/12 (incorporating data through 10/12/12) the WLI was at … Read moreUpdates On Economic Indicators October 2012

Current Economic Situation

With regard to our current economic situation,  my thoughts can best be described/summarized by the posts found under the 17 “Building Financial Danger” posts. My thoughts concerning our ongoing economic situation – with future implications – can be seen on the page titled “A Special Note On Our Economic Situation,” which has been listed on … Read moreCurrent Economic Situation

“Risk Appetite” Commentary And Chart

On Thursday, the SentimenTrader.com Daily Report had notable commentary and a chart with regard to the heightened level of “risk appetite” inherent in the financial markets. Excerpts from the commentary: The Risk Appetite Index aggregates several different indicators of risk-seeking behavior as compiled by institutional brokerage firms. also: As of now, it’s at its most-extreme reading in … Read more“Risk Appetite” Commentary And Chart

Long-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – October 19, 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. – October 19, 2012 Update

St. Louis Financial Stress Index – October 18, 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 October 18, incorporating data from December 31,1993 to October 12, … Read moreSt. Louis Financial Stress Index – October 18, 2012 Update