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.




A measure of future U.S. economic growth edged higher last week, while the annualized growth rate also picked up, a research group said on Friday.

The Economic Cycle Research Institute, a New York-based  independent forecasting group, said its Weekly Leading Index  rose to 126.8 in the week ended Nov 30 from 126.2 the previous  week. That was originally reported as 126.3.

The index's annualized growth rate gained to 3.5 percent from 3.4 percent a week earlier.