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Chart of the Week: Leading Economic Indicators

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 19, 2004 @ 1:51 pm In Finance | Comments Disabled

Notice how over the past half century the lead time this indicator has given prior to a recession and related market sell offs.

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Source: Chart of the Day [1]

As long as leading indicators remain strong – and confirms the overall market breadth – our intermediate term bias remains bullish, despite any immediate short term choppiness.

Random Items:
Bonds: 1994 All Over Again? [2]
Incredible Demand For Commodities Just Might Persist [3]
Fed Is Likely Many Months From Raising Rates [4]
Buying in to outsourcing [5]
On the happy trail [6]
Don’t Lend Uncle Sam Money [7]

Quote of the Day
“We are handicapped by policies based on old Myths rather than current realities.”
-James William Fulbright [8]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Chart of the Day: http://www.chartoftheday.com/

[2] Bonds: 1994 All Over Again?: http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/apr2004/nf20040416_4402_db013.htm

[3] Incredible Demand For Commodities Just Might Persist: http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB108212814832985015,00.html

[4] Fed Is Likely Many Months From Raising Rates: http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&sid=aQ2nzYcSRjgc&refer=columnist_berry

[5] Buying in to outsourcing: http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BBCE7F0B0%2DA1C3%2D4ABB%2D8252%2D755D64C740D0%7D&siteid=mktw

[6] On the happy trail: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,11913,1183928,00.html

[7] Don’t Lend Uncle Sam Money: http://smartmoney.com/tax/tips/index.cfm?story=taxtip-16

[8] James William Fulbright: http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000401

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