Sunday , 20 August 2017


Yardeni: Lower Unemployment in 2012 = Higher Stock Market in 2012

 

 
Initial unemployment claims may be the most important economic indicator for the stock market in 2012. It is one of the three components of our Fundamental Stock Market Indicator (FSMI), which is highly correlated with the S&P 500, [see graph below] so if initial unemployment claims remain under 400,000 and possibly continue to head lower during January, that would support the strong stock market rally that has kicked off the New Year so far. Words: 395  

So says Ed Yardeni (http://blog.yardeni.com) in edited excerpts from his original article*.

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Yardeni goes on to say, in part:

The FSMI is still range-bound, but has moved higher during seven of the past nine weeks and is approaching its February 2011 cyclical peak. The recent rebound is attributable to the sharp drop in initial unemployment claims late last year…

Also supportive is the recent strength in the CRB raw industrials spot price index, which is another component of our FSMI . This commodity price index is also highly correlated with the S&P 500 Transportation index [as can be seen above], which is only 5% below its record high of early last year. (More for subscribers.)

*http://blog.yardeni.com/2012/01/fundamental-stock-market-indicator.html

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