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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 Ticked Down


The U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) ticked down to 138.4 from 138.6. The growth rate decreased to 7.3% from 8.0%.



To put the economy in perspective please see links below:

- watch Lakshman Achuthan's interview on Reuters.

- Read ECRI's "Shunted to the Sidelines"

- read ECRI's "Cautionary Signs for Consumer Spending"

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

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Cautionary Signs for Consumer Spending

ECRI November 4, 2016

Consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70% of GDP, is critical to the Fed’s optimistic view on the economy as it prepares to hike rates in December. More

 

Shunted to the Sidelines

ECRI October 31, 2016

For those without a high school diploma, the percentage of Blacks and Hispanics with jobs is back up near record highs, but the majority of non-Hispanic Whites have been jobless for seven long years. More

 

Upcoming Web Interview

Reuters November 4, 2016

ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan will be a guest on Reuters' Trading at Noon on Friday, November 4th at 12:00 PM.

 

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