Total Return S&P 500 CrystalBull
YTD (Apr 28th) YTD +7.18% +7.53%
1 yr. (2016) 2016 +11.80% +7.46%
1 yr. (2015) 2015 +1.21% +14.84%
1 cycle (2007-2016) 2007-16 +73.36% +942.75%
2 cycles (2000-2016) 2000-16 +100.10% +6200.19%
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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 the top chart (S&P 500) to zoom in to a specific date range.  Double-click on S&P 500 chart to zoom back out. )

  = recessions