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posted on 24 July 2015

17 July 2015: ECRI's WLI Continues In Positive Territory Insignificantly Declining

ECRI's WLI Growth Index which had spent 28 weeks in negative territory - is now in its 12th week in positive territory but is creaping back towards contraction.. ECRI also updated their lagging index this week.

Current ECRI WLI Level and Growth Index:

Here is this week's update on ECRI's Weekly Leading Index (note - a positive number indicates growth):

U.S. Weekly Leading Index Slipped

The U.S. Weekly Leading Index slipped to 132.6 from 133.5. The growth rate decreased to 0.6% from 1.2%.

To put the state of the economy in perspective click here to read A Two-Speed Economy.

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

U.S. Weekly Leading Index Edged Up

The U.S. Weekly Leading Index edged up to 133.4 from 132.4. The growth rate ticked down to 0.3% from 0.4%.

To put the state of the economy in perspective click here to read A Two-Speed Economy.

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

ECRI produces a monthly issued Coincident index. The June update (reported in July) shows the rate of economic growth is slowing.

U.S. Coincident Index:

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ECRI produces a monthly inflation index - a positive number shows increasing inflation pressure.

U.S. Future Inflation Gauge:

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ECRI Inflation Gauge Slips

U.S. inflationary pressures were down in June, as the U.S. future inflation gauge fell to 100.5 from an unrevised May 101.3 reading, according to data released Thursday morning by the Economic Cycle Research Institute.

"While holding above March's 16-month low, the USFIG remains well below its earlier highs, suggesting that underlying inflation pressures are still muted," ECRI Chief Operations Officer Lakshman Achuthan said in a release.

ECRI produces a monthly Lagging index. The June's economy's rate of growth (released in July) returned to 2015 trend line after last month's decline.

U.S. Lagging Index:

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source: ECRI

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