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You’re reading the right blog: 2021 economy edition

You’re reading the right blog: 2021 economy edition

“You’re reading the right blog” is an old chestnut (for me anyway) that I used to say from time to time to highlight a correct forecast that your (not so?) humble blogger made well in advance of more widely read sources.
Well, please bear with me for one more self-pat on the back.

For at least 6 months, I have been saying that the economy was poised to pick up strongly in 2021 once the pandemic loosened its grip. Most recently I repeated that in my short term and long term forecasts for 2021 over at Seeking Alpha.

And this morning, January’s index of leading indicators came in at plus 0.3%, the 9th positive reading in a row: