Conference Board U.S. Leading Index (LEI) vs. U.S. GDP

Conference Board U.S. Leading Index vs. U.S. GDP This chart shows the good correlation between the Conference Board U.S. Leading Index Year-over-Year (white line) and U.S. GDP (blue line). The LEI is a good recession indicator. Image: Bloomberg, Jeroen Blokland

Conference Board CEO Confidence

Conference Board CEO Confidence Chart showing that CEOs in the U.S. remain pessimistic about current economic conditions. Image: Morgan Stanley Research