Weekly Leading Index Ticks Up

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ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) ticked up to 143.2 as the growth rate fell further to -2.9%.              

ECRI has long determined business cycle and growth rate cycle chronologies for 22 countries that can be freely accessed here.

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

Please see links below for public statements ECRI has made about our cyclical outlook:

- CNBC Interview with ECRI's Achuthan "Jobs Growth Prospects Dim"

- Bloomberg discussion with ECRI's Achuthan "Central Bank Failures and Recession Risks"

- Bloomberg Interview with ECRI's Achuthan "Worsening U.S. Slowdown"

- CNBC Interview with ECRI's Achuthan "Inflation Cycle, The Fed and Recession Risks"

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Central Bank Failures and Recession Risks

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