Saturday, December 24, 2016

Charting Last Week (12/19 - 12/23/16)

The third estimate of third quarter GDP was released this Thursday coming in 3.51% growth rate over second quarter at an annualized rate or 1.65% over last year. This is very close to the North Star GDP Estimate for third quarter of 1.67% year over year. The North Star GDP Forecast for fourth quarter is a rate of 1.65% year over year.

Stock prices were mixed for the week while Bond prices were up. The Fed Funds futures are implying a 71.6% chance of another rate hike by June 2017 down from a 75.3% chance last week according CME Group's FedWatch tool. The charts below show the normal trading ranges for various indices for the last six months. The red (or green) area indicates 2-3 standard deviations above (or below) the normal 21 day trading range. The gray area indicates 1-2 standard deviations above (or below) the normal 21 day trading range.
  The Leading Indicator for International Developed Markets (EFA) decreased by 0.03% percentage points to 1.01%. The Leading Indicator for International Emerging Markets (EEM) is at 4.78%. On the chart below, you can click on the blue and red buttons to see the Leading Indicator growth rate and an ETF for each country.    
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