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Updated June 24th. The best part is the lower chart showing the latest data for each of the 11 “leading indicators”.

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Ok, obviously it’s NY Fed day at ChartPorn. Interactive PDF files (click on events to jump to more details) provide a detailed list of policy actions and events. It is supposedly updated the 1st of every month.

There is both a domestic version, organized by Fed Policy Actions/Market Events/Other Policy Actions:

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And an international (G7) version, organized by Bank Liability Guarantees/Liquidity and Rescue Interventions/Other Market Interventions:

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This one from Kiplinger. Pretty standard stuff – a color-coded summary and charts for each of six components. Uses a pretty weak (but easy to understand) recovery threshold: “When at least three of the six indicators go fully positive — with a check mark from us — it’s more than likely that the recession has ended.” The "watch for" section of each indicator are interesting.

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Homicide data cut, chopped, sorted, and mapped in all kinds of interesting ways (especially if you live in NYC). Supposedly will be updated regularly. Related article. Hat-tip to Information aesthetics for the find.

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Monthly interactive survey of 54 economist on a number of indicators and issues.

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AP added to an already good interactive chart this month – you can now click through different periods with the slider at the bottom. The map displays unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcy, or a composite “stress index”, by county. In the upper right you can change the period the %-change is calculated for. Double click on a region to zoom in; click&hold to move around.

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USA Today and IHS Global Insight have created a new USA economic outlook index based on 11 “leading” indicators. The interactive charts are very well done, with roll-over data point info, and an explanation of what each indicator means. Notes at the bottom of the page describe how the methodology differs from the Conference Board’s “leading indicators”. They plan to update it monthly. USAtoday has come a long way from the crappy charts they used to produce (ok, a lot of them are still crappy – but this one’s damn good).

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(note: I spotted this one because Utah has crappy newspapers and my only option for any actual news of the world was USAToday)

The NYT maintains a tool showing the latest updates for five credit market indicators (3mo Treasuries, Libor, Ted spread, 30-day commercial paper, and high yield bond yields). Sometimes I just want a quick look at the latest numbers.

Note: Similarly, their Markets page and Economy pages provide clean up-to-date presentations on a variety of indicators.

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Click on the timeline at the top to view past versions. Roll over country names to see real GDP growth 2007-10.

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I just noticed that the front page FT graphics I posted earlier today were actually just chopped versions of figures from the OECD’s press release. You also might notice that this analysis covers six non-OECD countries (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation and South Africa). Here’s the Raw data if you want to dig.

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“OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for March 2009 continue to point to a strong slowdown in the OECD. However France, Italy and the United Kingdom are showing tentative signs of, at least, a pause in the economic slowdown. Weak though these signals are, they are present in the majority of the CLI component series for these countries. In other major OECD economies the CLIs continue to point to deterioration in the business cycle, but at a decreasing rate. However, with the exception of China, where signs of a pause have also emerged, major non-OECD economies still face deteriorating conditions.”

Related FT article.
OECD press release and data website (will be updated regularly)

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From the Conference Board via NYT. “Unlike the more widely followed Index of Leading Indicators, which is supposed to help forecast changes in the economy, the coincident index is aimed at simply recording how the economy is doing now.”

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Interactive map displays the performance of all the major global equity markets for today, or versus a selection of time periods (5days/10days/1month/etc up to a year). You can also click on any exchange to drill down to more information.

[Note: There is no direct link to the map (silly java), you have to click on the "Market Macromap" window on this page]

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Interactive survey of 55 economists on a number of indicators and issues.

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From Moody’s. Click on countries for more info. Appears to roughly use the 2 quarters of negative growth definition, based on “current” information(updated as data becomes available).

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