Market Watch

Financial Indicators - 2016

  12-Month Range
  October September August July June May April High Low
Prime Rate  3.50  3.50  3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.25
3-Month Treasury Bill Rate  0.33 0.29  0.30 0.30 0.27 0.27 0.23 0.33 0.02
5-Year Treasury Note Rate  1.27  1.18 1.13 1.07 1.17 1.30 1.26 1.70 1.07
10-Year Treasury Note Rate  1.76 1.63 1.56 1.50 1.64 1.81 1.81 2.26 1.50
20-Year Treasury Bond Rate  2.50 2.35 2.26 2.23 2.45 2.63 2.62 3.03 2.23
Tax-Exempt Bond Yield    3.27 2.93 2.85 2.83 3.20 3.29 3.30 3.68 2.83
Corporate Bond Yield (AAA)  2.56 2.48 2.34 2.30 2.43 2.51 2.43 2.82 2.30
Dow Jones Industrial average  18185 18267 18495 18341 17755 17692 17844 18495 16300
S&P 500 Index  2143 2158 2177 2149 2084 2067 2076 2177 1918
Dividend Yield (S&P)  2.17 2.12 2.11 2.11 2.17 2.16 2.18 2.31 2.11
P/E Ratio (S&P)  19.9 20.4 20.4 20.4 19.8 19.5 19.2 20.4 17.6
Dollar Exchange Rate (vs. Major Currencies)  91.9 90.1 89.8 90.9 89.7 89.8 89.4 95.3 89.4

Economic Indicators - 2016

  12-Month Range
  October September August July June May April High Low
Housing Starts (In Thousands)  1323 1054 1164 1218 1195 1128 1155 1323 1054
New Home Sales (Thousands of Units)    593 575 629 579 566 570 629 478
New Home Prices (Thousands of Dollars)     314  294 296 322 296 321 322 291
Retail Sales (% Change Year Ago)  4.2 3.3 2.4 2.3 2.8 2.2 3.0 4.2 1.6
Industrial Production (% Change Year Ago)  -0.9 -1.0 -1.1 -0.8 -0.6 -1.3 -1.4 -0.5 -2.3
Operating Rate (% of Capacity)  75.4  75.4 75.6 75.7 75.4 75.1 75.2 76.3 74.9
Inventory Sales Ratio (Months)     1.39  1.39 1.39 1.39 1.40 1.40 1.41 1.38
Real Gross Domestic Product (Annual % Change)    2.9     1.4     2.9 0.8
Unemployment Rate (Percent)  4.9 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.7 5.0 5.0 4.7
Payroll Employment (Change in Thousands)  161 191 176 252 271 24 144 295 24
Personal Income (% Change Year Ago)  2.8 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.3
Savings Rate (Percent of Disposable Income)    5.7 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.7 5.8 6.2 5.5
Hourly Earnings (% Change Year Ago)  2.8 2.7 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.3
Consumer Credit (Change in Mil. Of Dollars)     19292  216751 17651 14413 22577 205291 216751 6561
Consumer Prices (% Change Year Ago)  1.6 1.5 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.6 0.2
CPI Less Food & Energy (% Change Year Ago)  2.1 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.3 1.9
Wholesale Prices (% Change Year Ago)  0.8 0.7 0.0 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.8 -1.6

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