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For a brief explanation of economic activity during one of the five business cycle phases, as well as a comparison of our returns to both the S&P 500 Index and the Gov't / Corp. Lehman Bond Index, click on any of the phase icons below.

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ACCELERATE

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Economy is growing so fast the Federal Reserve will begin to tighten credit and interest rates will begin to rise. Leading economic variables include the federal funds rate, the consumer price index and the adjusted monetary base.

Industry Group Returns in Accelerate Phase
Period: January 1980 to March 1996
Industry Group Returns Chart
EASEOFF

The year-to-year change in industrial production peaks and starts to decline. Leading economic variables include hours worked, non-farm payroll employment and initial unemployment claims.

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Industry Group Returns in Easeoff Phase
Period: January 1980 to March 1996
Industry Group Returns Chart
PLUNGE

Economy continues to decline while interest rates peak and turn down. Leading economic variables include the spread between long-term and short-term interest rates.

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Industry Group Returns in Plunge Phase
Period: January 1980 to March 1996
Industry Group Returns Chart
REVIVAL 1

Economy bottoms (GDP and industrial production) and starts to recover while interest rates continue to decline. Leading economic variables include hours worked, initial unemployment claims, non-farm payrolls and the year-to-year change in industrial production.

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Industry Group Returns in Revival 1 Phase
Period: January 1980 to March 1996
Industry Group Returns Chart
REVIVAL 2

Economy continues to strengthen and inflation begins to slowly rise. Leading economic variables include commodity price indexes, the consumer price index and capital spending.

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Industry Group Returns in Revival 2 Phase
Period: January 1980 to March 1996
Industry Group Returns Chart

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