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. Coincident Index Growth Rate at 21-Month low

The U.S. Coincident Index (USCI) ticked down to 169.8 in November from 169.9.  The USCI year-over-year growth rate slipped to 2.7%, a 21-month low.

To put the state of the economy in perspective click here to watch Lakshman Achuthan in the latest interview on Bloomberg TV.

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Full Bloomberg TV Interview

Bloomberg December 10, 2015

Key takeaways from Bloomberg TV interview: Cyclical Slowdown, Oversupply Overwhelming Demand and Reality of Inventory Build. More


U.S. Weekly Leading Index Ticks Down

ECRI December 11, 2015

U.S. WLI ticks down to 131.3, growth rate edges up to -0.8%. More


Macroeconomic Sightings

Grant's December 2, 2015

The U.S. slowdown has lasted all year. How much worse it will get is the $64,000 question. More


Upcoming TV Interview

Al Jazeera December 16, 2015

ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan will be a Al Jazeera America TV guest on Wednesday, December 16, at 9:00 PM (ET).