Webcast: Cycle of a Down
In our November Edition of Fortunato & Friends, Chief Economist Ed Fortunato interviewed Lakshman Achuthan, co-founder of the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI). Topics included the predictability of economic cycles, commodity pricing in relation to cyclical shifts, lead indicators across free-market economies, and The Global Industrial Growth Index.
5:30 – Why do economic cycles seem so obscure?
10:09 – Big data is useful for business, but not predicting cycles
14:29 – The origins of the Leading Index
22:52 – Consistent lead indicators across all free-market oriented economies
27:50 – IPI’s and commodity pricing related to cyclical patterns
33:23 – Demand during a cyclical downturn
36:05 – QUICKPOLL: When making decisions, do you factor in the risk of a cycle turn?
39:58 – What are the indicators that describe the U.S. economy?
45:53 – The bullwhip effect is driving industrial cycles globally
50:32 – The Global Industrial Growth Index
Please join us on Tuesday, December 13th at 2 p.m. ET for Fortunato & Friends, a webcast series featuring our Chief Economist Ed Fortunato and special guest Shehzad Qazi, Managing Director, China Beige Book International.