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GDP

Fourth quarter U.S. GDP was revised up to 2.9%, completing a year that saw GDP grow at 2.3%. While the first quarter of 2018 may be running at a lower rate, the full year is expected to come in around 3%.

Industrial Production--Last 12 months

Industrial production remained strong in the last two months, jumping 1.1% in February. This was due to a weather-related rebound and a rise in the output of U.S. oil and gas fields and mines.

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U.S. & World Equity Indexes  3/28/18   YTD Return

S&P 500                        2,612       -2.30%
Dow Jones Industrials         23,857       -3,50%
Nasdaq Composite               7,008        1.50%
Shanghai Composite (China)     3,155       -4.20%
S&P BSE Sensex (India)        33,174       -2.60%
Nikkei Stock Avg (Japan)      21,317       -6.40%
CAC 40 (France)                5,115       -3.70%
DAX (Germany)                 11,970       -7.30%
FTSE 100 [U.K.)                7,000       -8.90%

Selected Interest Rates   3/28/18   2/27/18
15-Year Mortgage          3.91%     3.85%
30-Year Mortgage          4.45%     4.40%
5-Year Treasury Bond      2.58%     2.67%
10-Year Treasury Bond     2.78%     2.90%
30-Year Treasury Bond     3.03%     3.17%

                                      Most      Prior
Key Economic Statistics               Recent    Month
National
Producer Price Index                   0.20%     0.40%
Consumer Price Index                   0.20%     0.50%
Unemployment Rate                      4.10%     4.10%
ISM Manufacturing Index               60.80     59.10
ISM Services Index                    59.50     59.90
Change in Non-Farm Payroll Emp.      313,000   200,000

New York State
Consumer Price Index--NY. NJ, CT       0.40%     0.40%
Unemployment Rate                      4.60%     4.60%
NYS Index of Coincident Indicators     3.30%     2.90%

Forte Capital's        Bullish            Neutral     Bearish
Proprietary
Market Risk Barometer  10     9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1

Market Valuation                                      3
Monetary Environment                                      2
Investor Psychology                           5
Internal Market                               5
Technicals

Overall Short-Term     3.2
Outlook
Overall Long-Term      3.28
Outlook

Equity Market Statistics            Most Recent   Prior Month

Dow Jones Industrials                 3/28/18       2/27/18
Dividend Yield                          2.19%         1.75%
Price/Earnings (12 Mth Trailing]       25.69         27.53
Price/Earnings (Projected]             17.02         20.72

S&P 500 Index                         3/28/18       2/27/18
Dividend Yield                          1.90%         1.78%
Price/Earnings [12 Mth Trailing]       23.53         23.53
Price/Earnings (Projected]             17.36         18.41
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Title Annotation:ECONOMIC & MARKET DATA: Monthly Update
Publication:The CPA Journal
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2018
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