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August 28, 2014

A-D Line Foretells Job Openings

Back in 2011, I wrote about Why Even Fundamental Analysts Should Watch A-D Line, noting that the NYSE A-D Line is very strongly correlated to corporate profits.  But because the A-D Line can be calculated each day in real time, whereas corporate profits are reported with a significant lag, in effect the A-D Line gives a leading indication for what the profits data will look like once they are released. The same point applies in this week’s chart, which compares the NYSE A-D Line to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ measure of U.S. nonfarm job openings.  The job openings data are… more


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