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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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  • Apr 13 2012

    WLI Falls

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth eased last week. More

  • Apr 06 2012

    WLI Rises

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth rose in the latest week. More

  • Apr 06 2012

    Inflation Gauge Dips

    U.S. inflationary pressures were slightly lower in March. More

  • Apr 06 2012

    Some Dreary Forecasts From Recovery Skeptics

    When a lackluster jobs report came in on Friday morning, some economists, investors and forecasters were hardly surprised. More

  • Apr 06 2012

    Eurozone FIG Rises

    Despite its latest uptick, the EZFIG is still in a clear cyclical downtrend. Euro zone inflation is likely to remain in a cyclical downtrend in the coming months. More

  • Mar 30 2012

    WLI Rises

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth rose in the latest week. More

  • Mar 23 2012

    WLI Ticks Up

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth edged up last week. More

  • Mar 22 2012

    The Yo-Yo Years

    Presentation slides and notes from Frankfurt conference about the risk of contagion, explaining why both developed and developing economies are now in the "Yo-Yo Years." More

  • Mar 16 2012

    WLI Rises

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth improved last week. More

  • Mar 15 2012

    Why Our Recession Call Stands

    Many have questioned why, in the face of improving economic data, ECRI has maintained its recession call. The straight answer is that the objective economic indicators we monitor give us no choice. More

  • Mar 09 2012

    WLI Ticks Up

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth edged up last week. More

  • Mar 09 2012

    Flat FIG

    U.S. inflationary pressures were unchanged in February. More

  • Mar 09 2012

    Euro Inflation Pressures Ease

    Falling further from its early 2011 high, the EZFIG declined to a 21-month low in its latest reading. More

  • Mar 07 2012

    New Growth Rate Cycle Dates

    We have recently determined growth rate cycle peak dates for France, Italy and Switzerland. More

  • Mar 02 2012

    WLI Rises

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth edged up to its highest level in six months last week. More

  • Feb 29 2012

    Q4 GDP Revision & Recession

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan spoke with CNNi following today's revision to 2011 Q4 GDP. More

  • Feb 24 2012

    U.S. Growth Slowing, Not Reviving

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan joined Bloomberg Surveillance to point out that U.S. economic growth has actually slowed in recent months, contrary to the consensus view. More

  • Feb 24 2012

    WLI Drops

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth dipped last week. More

  • Feb 24 2012

    U.S. Growth at 21-Month Low

    The hard data which officially define recession show that U.S. economic growth has been slowing, not reviving. More

  • Feb 24 2012

    Velocity of Money Dropping

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan discusses our recession call, including the Weekly Leading Index and velocity of money. More

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