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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.

  • February 23, 2015
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U.S. WLI Edges Up

ECRI February 27, 2015

The U.S. Weekly Leading Index edged up to 130.6 from 130.4. The growth rate ticked down to -4.5% from -4.2%.   More

Cattle Hides Instead of Entrails as Omens of Economy

Bloomberg February 24, 2015

The JoC-ECRI index shows that the slump in industrial commodity prices is a lot broader than just oil, suggesting weakness of demand.   More

The Song Remains the Same

ECRI February 23, 2015

$11,000,000,000,000 is a big number.    More

US Weekly Leading Index Ticks Up

ECRI February 20, 2015

The U.S. Weekly Leading Index ticked up to 130.3 from 130.0. The growth rate virtually unchanged from the previous week at -4.3%.   More

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WLIW U.S. Weekly Leading Index (weekly) 0.1
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Feb 27

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Feb 27


USFIGM U.S. Future Inflation Gauge (monthly) -1.5
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Feb 06

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Feb 06

USLHPI U.S. Leading Home Price Index 0.4
Leads cyclical turns in U.S. real home prices. Historical data begins in 1953.

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