Total Return S&P 500 CrystalBull
YTD (Oct 17th) YTD +16.06% +12.99%
1 yr. (2016) 2016 +11.80% +7.67%
1 yr. (2015) 2015 +1.31% +14.98%
1 cycle (2007-2016) 2007-16 +73.30% +940.87%
2 cycles (2000-2016) 2000-16 +100.03% +6188.78%
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Productivity vs. Stock Market Chart

This chart shows the year-over-year change in Productivity (output per hour), in the Non-farm, Business, and Manufacturing sectors, in relation to the S&P 500.  Productivity measures the efficiency (output vs. labor costs) of output in the US.  High Productivity means producers are getting more output from their workers, and is a bullish signal for the business and manufacturing sectors.  It can also result from recent layoffs, so careful study is needed in its use in timing the market.


( HINT:  Click-and-drag left-to-right on a chart to zoom in to a specific date range.  Double-click on a chart to zoom back out. )

  = recessions