Market Notebook


Equities Push Higher While Bonds Remain Flat

Last week equities pushed higher while the bond complex was mostly flat. Price action seems to indicate that equity investors are shrugging off risk concerns while bond market participants are expecting the Fed to hold pat or cut rates in the near future.

Leading Economic Index Declines in June

The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index or LEI for the U.S. declined in June on the heels of a flat reading in May. The LEI is the single most important economic indicator followed in this notebook. A decrease on the heels of a flat reading is notable. As a reminder, if the LEI were to record three consecutive months of declines, that situation would indicate a high level of concern regarding economic conditions.

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