State Coincident Indexes Enhance – The Huge Image


A fast follow-up to final month’s observe on slipping coincident indicators:

December was comparatively secure in comparison with the slide in November. Over the three prior months, “the indexes elevated in 25 states, decreased in 22 states, and remained secure in three, for a three-month diffusion index of 6.” That is just one state worse on the lower, and drop on the index from 8 to six.

The one-month measure noticed a notable enchancment: In December, Indexes elevated in 26 states, decreased in 16 states, and remained secure in eight, for a one-month diffusion index of 20. That’s a marked enchancment over November 2023, the place the indexes elevated in 18 states, decreased in 21 states, and remained secure in 11, for a one-month diffusion index of -6.

Visually, you possibly can see the development as extra green-blue and fewer yellow-orange:


The prior slide prompt a March price lower; this enchancment now implies extra of a 50/50 probability of the Fed performing in both March or Could.


Notice: The subsequent launch isn’t till March 27, 2024, which might be for January coincident indexes. The February coincident indexes might be launched the next week, on April 3rd.



State Coincident Indexes December 2023
The Federal Reserve Financial institution of Philadelphia, January 26, 2023


State Coincident Indicators Slipping (January 2, 2024)

State Coincident Indicators: November 2022 (January 4, 2023)

Indicators of Softening (July 29, 2022)

Why Recessions Matter to Buyers (July 11, 2022)


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