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Weekly Leading Index Edges Up


ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) increased to 152.2 from 151.6, while WLI growth rose to 8.8%.      



For more on the cyclical outlook, please see below for other forward-looking ECRI data shared publicly:

- read ECRI's "Up is Down: Jump in AHE Growth Confirms Economic Slowdown"

- read ECRI's "The Best Way to Use the Weekly Leading Index (WLI)"

- read ECRI's Op-Ed "Trump's Tax Cuts Won't Offset the Impending Slowdown"

- watch ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan in a Bloomberg interview

For a closer look at the WLI’s performance, please see the chart below:   



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