Weekly Leading Index Increases Are Crashing

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via ECRI

ECRI’s U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) increased to 143.4 as WLI growth fell further to -6.5%, a 363-week low.

On desktop click here to download WLI data for free, including the full history of its level and growth rate.

On mobile click here to go to ECRI’s Reports & Indexes page, then click the “Full Site” link to download the data.

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The WLI is just one of many ECRI U.S. leading indexes, including some with longer leads over cyclical turning points in economic growth.

For more on ECRI’s cyclical outlook, please see links below for information that we have made public:

– read ECRI’s “Colliding With the Economic Cycle – Again

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– read ECRI’s “2018 Cycle Calls

For a quick glance at the WLI’s performance, please see the chart below:


With the government close, we now understand why the Trump admin would like to keep it close: they do not have to release bad economic data. Genius!


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