Amid Divergent Data, Here's What To Know

Published Friday, February 17, 2023 at: 9:13 PM EST

For the ninth straight month, the Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. declined in January 2023. According to data released Friday morning, the LEI dropped by three-tenths of 1%, following an eight-tenths of 1% plunge in December. Although the rate of decline in the LEI slowed in January, the collapse of the LEI historically foreshadows recession. The LEI collapsed before every recession in modern financial history except for the Covid-19 recession.  The Conference Board, a big-business group, has calculated the LEI’s 10 sub-component indexes monthly for many decades. On Friday, it reaffirmed its forecast for “high inflation, rising interest rates,...

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This article was written by a veteran financial journalist based on data compiled and analyzed by independent economist, Fritz Meyer. While these are sources we believe to be reliable, the information is not intended to be used as financial advice without consulting a professional about your personal situation.

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