The latest reading from the ECRI’s leading indicator shows that the economic recovery remains well intact despite signs of a mid-year slow-down. For the latest week the ECRI’s Weekly Leading Indicator rose to 133 from last week’s reading of 131.3. This is the highest level since May 2008. The index’s annualized growth rate slowed, however, to a 37 week low of 12.5%. This was down marginally from last week’s reading of 12.6%.
Lakshman Achuthan, managing director at ECRI says the economic “revival will continue in the months ahead.”
Mr. Roche is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Discipline Funds.Discipline Funds is a low fee financial advisory firm with a focus on helping people be more disciplined with their finances.
He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance, Understanding the Modern Monetary System and Understanding Modern Portfolio Construction.