Assorted yield curves have
inverted, but our canary in the coal mine—The Conference Board Leading
Economic Index® or LEI—is still singing. Risks to the global economic outlook
from the war in Ukraine and tightening Fed policy, notwithstanding, our leading
economic indicators continue to point to positive growth in the US over the next
six to nine months. Importantly, the Leading Credit Index™, or LCI, a broad
measure of credit conditions and a subcomponent of the leading index, does not
portend a US recession.