Weekly Leading Index Rises

ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) increased to 144.8 from 143.9, as its growth rate ticked up from 2.4% to 2.6%.

To put the economy in perspective please see links below:

- read Lakshman Achuthan and Anirvan Banerji's op-ed on Bloomberg.

- watch Lakshman Achuthan's interview on Reuters.

- ECRI's presentation 'Turning Points: The Long and Short of It' at the 2017 Strategic Investment Conference.

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

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