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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 Up


The U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) ticked up to 145.6 from 145.2. The growth rate remained virtually unchanged at 11.8%.



To put the economy in perspective please see links below:

- watch Lakshman Achuthan's recent interview on MSNBC.

- read ECRI's "Future Inflation Gauge Leads Inflation Expectations".

- read ECRI's "Women’s Labor Force Participation Down, Capping Jobs & Economic Growth".

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

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