Already Higher Than Ever, Leading Economic Index Surged Again In October

Published Friday, November 19, 2021 at: 7:55 PM EST

Key forwarding-looking data are very strong, indicating the market-up could go on.  The U.S. Leading Economic Index (LEI), has soared well beyond heights previously reached in modern history in recent months, and it surged again last month. The LEI rose nine-tenths of 1% in October, following an increase of one-tenth of 1% in September and seven-tenths of 1% in August.  The economics team at The Conference Board, a big-business group that calculates the LEI, says October’s surge suggests the current economic expansion will continue into 2022 and may even gain momentum in the final months of 2021. The Conference Board forecasts growth...

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