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.



U.S. WLI Ticks Up

The U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) ticks up to 144.8 from 144.4. The growth rate decreases to 5.1% from 5.4%, a 54-week low.

To put the economy in perspective please see links below:

- read Lakshman Achuthan and Anirvan Banerji's recent article on Bloomberg.

- watch Lakshman Achuthan's recent interview on Reuters.

- read Lakshman Achuthan's presentation '"America First" in Perspective' at the Minsky Conference.

For a closer look at recent moves in the U.S. Weekly Leading Index, see the chart below:

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