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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Leading Credit Index Signaling Any Business Cycle Changes?

    This constituent of the LEI is an economic model, constructed by modeling changes in six financial market instruments.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Leading Credit Index Tracks US Credit Conditions

    Understanding the Leading Credit Index The Conference Board LCI (Leading Credit Index), a constituent in the LEI (Leading Economic Index), is published every month and tracks credit conditions in the US economy by following changes in six financial market instruments: the two-year swap (SHY) spread (real time) the three-month LIBOR[1.Intercontinental Exchange London Interbank Offered Rate] (SCHO) […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Leading Credit Index: October Update

    The Leading Credit Index for October was reported to be -0.70, improving from the revised September reading of -0.64.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding the Leading Credit Index for September 2017

    The Leading Credit Index is an economic model that’s modeled on the performance of six major financial market instruments.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Understanding the Leading Credit Index

    Understanding the Leading Credit Index The Conference Board LCI (Leading Credit Index), a constituent of the LEI (Leading Economic Index), is constructed based on the performance of six financial market instruments. These components track lending conditions in the US economy. Performance of the LCI Improving credit conditions are considered positive for the economy. When the LCI […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Financial Markets Predict for the US Economy

    Understanding the Leading Credit Index The Conference Board Leading Credit Index (or LCI), which tracks lending conditions in the economy, is reported monthly. The index has six constituents: 2-Year Swap Spread (SHY) (real time) LIBOR[1.London Interbank Offered Rate] 3-month (SCHO) less 3-month Treasury-bill (VGSH) yield spread (real time) debit balances in margin accounts at broker dealers […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What the Conference Board LEI Tells Us about the Market

    The Leading Credit Index is one of the constituents of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (or LEI), which is reported by The Conference Board on a monthly basis.

    By Ricky Cove
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