S&P 500 and Leading Economic Index (LEI)

S&P 500 and Leading Economic Index (LEI) This chart shows that stimulus has saved the U.S. stock market each time. Saved once again? Picture source: Stifel

Leading Economic Indicators (LEI): U.S. vs. Global

Leading Economic Indicators (LEI): U.S. vs. Global Leading economic indicators appear to be stabilizing, outside the United States. The central banks’ policy response could have a positive knock-on effect on global growth. Picture source: Legg Mason

Fed Funds Target Rate and VIX

Fed Funds Target Rate and VIX Is more volatility expected ahead? This great chart suggests that the Fed funds target rate leads VIX by 2 years. You may also like “VIX is in a Transitory State” and “The Yield Curve Leads Volatility by Three Years.” Picture source: Bloomberg, Jeffrey Kleintop