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My original website was launched in February 2005 using a domain name based on my real name, Doug Short. I'm a first wave boomer with a Ph.D. in English from Duke and a lifelong interest in economics and finance. In 2011 my website was acquired by Advisor Perspectives.

Doug Short Advisor Perspectives

ECRI Weekly Leading Index Update

[unable to retrieve full-text content] This morning's release of the publicly available data from ECRI puts its Weekly Leading Index (WLI) at 147.8, up 1.0 from the previous week. Year-over-year the four-week moving average of the indicator is now at 1.34%, up from last week. The WLI Growth indicator is now at 2.40, up from the previous week.

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October Trade Deficit at $47.20B

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, also known as the FT-900, is published monthly by the Bureau of Economic Analysis with data going back to 199 and details U.S. exports and imports of goods and services. Today's headline number of -47.20B was slightly higher than the forecast of -48.70B.

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