Current Conditions Index

posted 1/5/2012 in General

Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index rose to247. This is the highest reading since January of last year. Supporting what is likely to be an above average growth rate for fourth quarter GDP when reported. The path of the CCI remains consistent with continued economic growth in the United States.
 
The growth momentum in the index has picked up lately with the 13-week change in the Index turning positive and the 52-week change moderating it's contraction.

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Lincoln Savings Bank and LSB Financial are pleased to provide the above commentary for the week of January 4, 2012. 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.

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