US econ growth gauge falls to 2-week low – ECRI

NEW YORK, Jan 7 (BestGrowthStock) – A measure of future U.S.
economic growth fell to a 2-week low in the latest week, while
the annualized growth rate rose to a 32-week high, a research
group said on Friday.

The Economic Cycle Research Institute, a New York-based
independent forecasting group, said its Weekly Leading Index
fell to 128.9 in the week ended Dec. 31 from 129.0 the previous
week.

That was the lowest since Dec. 17, when it was 128.0.

The index’s annualized growth rate rose to 3.3 percent from
2.3 percent a week earlier. That was the highest since May 21,
when it stood at 4.9 percent.

“Occasionally the WLI level and growth rate can move in
different directions, because the latter is derived from a
four-week moving average,” ECRI said in a statement.
(Reporting by Edith Honan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)