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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.

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U.S. WLI Increases


The U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) increases to 144.4 from 143.2. The growth rate ticks down to 5.4% from 5.9%, a one-year low.



To put the economy in perspective please see links below:

- watch Lakshman Achuthan's recent interview on CNBC.

- read Lakshman Achuthan's presentation '"America First" in Perspective' at the Minsky Conference.

For a closer look at recent moves in the U.S. Weekly Leading Index, see the chart below:

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