Although it may be hard to tell, we’re making some significant progress with the indicators. We’re just about done with making the Prime Rate Indicator configurable (you will get to change the high/low threshold, as well as the Index). Fortunately, it’s starting to look better (from a results/performance perspective – not necessarily a user interface perspective :).
We’ve also finished the Fed Indicator, and are just validating the data before we publish it. Zweig was not very clear in distinguishing between the Discount Rate and the Reserve Requirements – and the results in the book are not presented in a date-table – they’re just grouped by indicator rating (Extremely Bullish, Bullish, etc)… so it takes a little extra time to validate.
Once those two are done, we’ll knock out the Installment Debt Indicator – completing the Monetary Model. If memory serves, we’ll just need to implement the 4% indicator (by far the easiest of the lot) to complete the Zweig Super Model.
We’re tracking to have the Super Model completed by the middle of October – and after that, we’ll just focus on usability and indicator optimization.
If you have any input or thoughts on how Zweig is calculating the Fed Indicator (where is he getting the Reserve Requirements? – it doesn’t even look like it’s being used in the book) – please respond here or send us an email at admin [at] zweigmodel.com.