Current Conditions Index
- Over the past week, the LPL Financial Current Conditions Index remained relatively unchanged at 224. The index has fallen from 249 back in February. However, the path of the CCI remains consistent with continued economic growth in the United States.
- The growth momentum in the index has softened recently with the 13- and 52-week change in the index declining. The rise in initial jobless claims and the VIX are ominous signs of a slide in the stock market that were evident in April 2010 and April 2011 as stocks peaked and began a 16-19% decline.
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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