Chart of the Day: LEI

Thursday, August 21, 2008 | 11:55 AM

A quick look at the LEIs:

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Leading Economic Indicators for July

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via Jake at Econompic

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Via the Conference Board:

The leading index declined sharply in July, the second decrease in the index in the past three months. Building permits, stock prices, and weekly initial claims (inverted) made very large negative contributions to the index this month, more than offsetting positive contributions from the interest rate spread and consumer expectations. The six-month change in the index stands at -0.9 percent (about a -1.8 percent annual rate), up from the 3.4 percent annual rate of decline at the end of the first quarter of 2008. However, the weaknesses among the leading indicators continue to be very widespread.

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Sources:
U.S. LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATORS July 2008
10:00 A.M. ET, Thursday, August 21, 2008
http://www.conference-board.org/pdf_free/economics/bci/LEI0808.pdf

Leading Economic Indicators Index in U.S. Falls 0.7%
Shobhana Chandra
Bloomberg, Aug. 21 2008
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aTzqOnZDJIW8&

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Well, its probably uberbullish news for the US markets..
I dont get it...
Now Dow is close to 0 again, who the f..k is buying stocks these days?
I dont get it...

Posted by: NOR | Aug 21, 2008 12:12:48 PM

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