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A Framework That Provides Clarity

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 Up


The U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) ticked up to 144.0 from 143.9. The growth rate increased to 11.8% from 11.3%, highest since May 7, 2010, a 346-week high.



To put the economy in perspective please see links below:

- read ECRI's "Pinching Productivity".

- read Lakshman Achuthan's recent interview on The Washington Post.

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

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