A Framework That Provides Clarity

During periods of “low visibility,” confusion reigns: for every indication of one trend, there seems to be a countertrend. The key is to glean from the collective wisdom of reliable leading indicators a clear signal that the economy is headed for a turn.



Weekly Leading Index Slips

ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) slipped to 145.6 from 146.1, as WLI growth was virtually unchanged at 3.2%.  

For more on the cyclical outlook, please see links below to insights from our other forward-looking data that we've made public:

- read "Why So Many (in the West) Are Pissed Off"

- read "Nowcasts and Consensus Forecasts"

- watch ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan's latest interview with Reuters.

For a closer look at the performance of the U.S. Weekly Leading Index, see the chart below:

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