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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 Decreased


The U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) decreased to 138.6 from 139.6. The growth rate edged down to 8.0% from 9.2%.



To put the economy in perspective please see links below:

- watch Lakshman Achuthan's recent interview on Reuters.

- read ECRI's "Early” and “Late” Cycle Verdicts are Baseless"

- read ECRI's "Fed Moves in Mysterious Ways"

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

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“Early” and “Late” Cycle Verdicts are Baseless

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U.S. WLI (monthly data) increased to 137.0, growth rate rose to 8.0%. More

 

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