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Weekly Leading Index Edges Up


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ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) edged up to 145.8 as WLI growth increased to -5.3%.
      


The WLI is just one of many ECRI U.S. leading indexes, including some with longer leads over cyclical turning points in economic growth.

For more on ECRI’s cyclical outlook, please see links below for information that we have made public:

- watch ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan recent interview on "The Fed, Markets, Growth & Inflation" on Reuters

- read ECRI's "Colliding With the Economic Cycle – Again"

- review ECRI's "2018 Cycle Calls"

For a quick glance at the WLI’s performance, please see the chart below:       



Click here to review ECRI’s recent real-time track record.

For information on ECRI professional services please contact us.

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