Current Conditions Index
Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index slid to 225. The level of the CCI indicates an environment fostering growth in the economy and markets.
The growth momentum in the index has stalled as the economy transitions from strong recovery to uneven, modest growth. Most components of the CCI point to an environment of slowing growth momentum over the past 13- and 52-weeks.
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Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial are pleased to provide the above Economic Commentary for the week of July 20, 2011. The commentary is prepared by LPL FINANCIAL RESEARCH, the broker-dealer partner for Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial. The above commentary and others like it can be found at www.mylsb.com/investments/commentary.aspx ____________________________________________________________________________________
The LPL Financial Research Current Conditions Index is a weekly measure of the conditions that underpin our outlook for the markets and economy. The CCI provides real-time context and insight into the trends that shape our recommended actions to manage portfolios. This index has proven to be a useful tool for investment decision making.
This weekly index is not intended to be a leading index or predictive of where conditions are headed, but a coincident measure of where they are right now. We want to track the conditions in real-time to aid in investment decision making. There are thousands of indicators-some lead the economy, some lag, while others merely offer a lot of statistical noise. We chose to create our own index tailored to the current environment to provide the clearest and most useful way to track conditions. The components of the CCI are periodically changed to retune the index to those factors most critical to the markets and economy so it may continue to be a valuable investment decision-making tool.
This information is being provided by Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) / LSB Financial, an Iowa-based institution devoted to providing complete financial services since 1902. www.mylsb.com