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.



Future Inflation Gauge Remains at 71-Month High

U.S. inflationary pressures were flat in August, as the U.S. future inflation gauge remained 106.9 from the unrevised July 106.9 reading, according to data released Friday morning by the Economic Cycle Research Institute.

"With the USFIG almost at a six-year high, underlying inflation pressures have clearly risen since last fall," ECRI Chief Operations Officer Lakshman Achuthan said in a release.


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