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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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Oct 25 2013

Cyclical Prospects for U.S. Financial Services

Growth in the U.S. financial services sector has clearly eased from its 2012 high, contributing to sluggish third quarter bank earnings. Since this sector is a key contributor to overall economic growth, it is important to assess its cyclical growth outlook.

ECRI’s U.S. Leading Financial Services Index anticipates cyclical turning points in financial service sector activity.  Thus, it already provides early information about financial sector growth in the months ahead.

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Becoming Japan (Part 1)

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