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Economic: U.S. Industrial Production
Throughout the years investors have keyed on levels of industrial production in an attempt to identify directional changes in the stock market. We have all watched significant changes in the market attempted to be explained by a corresponding move in industrial production. “The market moved up because…”, or “The Market moved down because…” resonates, when markets move in one direction or the other, on the same day that industrial production numbers have been released. This explanation may be useful on a daily basis, or may be interesting to contemplate, but for longer period analysis it is less certain.