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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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Weekly Leading Index Slips


ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) slipped to 144.2 from 144.7, as its growth rate ticks up from 2.6% to 2.8%.



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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