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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 Increased


The U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) increased to 143.2 from 142.1, the highest since July 13, 2007. The growth rate rose to 9.7% from 8.3%,
highest since May 7, 2010.



To put the economy in perspective please see links below:

- watch Lakshman Achuthan's interview on NBR.

- read ECRI's "A Tale of Two Job Markets".

- Read ECRI's "All of a Sudden, Inflation Fears Intensify".


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

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