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 28 2013

Key International Indicators Reveal Surprising Pattern

There is a firmly held belief that global growth is picking up – a sentiment based on some scattered economic data and rising equity prices, alongside official statements. To the latter point, in spite of optimistic-sounding rhetoric, continued worldwide monetary easing speaks to an opposing view that weakness still abounds. Which view is correct?

ECRI’s updated global leading indexes for both growth and inflation reveal underlying cyclical patterns that are in sharp contrast to the consensus view.

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