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 Increased

The U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) edged up to 143.9 from 143.3. The growth rate rose to 11.3% from 10.8%, highest since May 7, 2010, a 345-week high.

To put the economy in perspective please see links below:

- read ECRI's "Pinching Productivity".

- read Lakshman Achuthan's recent interview on The Washington Post.

- read Lakshman Achuthan's interview on The New York Times.

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

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