Credit check, ECRI WLI Growth Index, Rail Week

Still no sign of acceleration:
Though still how historically, the growth rate in real estate secured lending has picked up some, probably reflecting fewer cash buyers and the modest increases in sales:
This is up some as well. Note that it went up gradually into the last recession, probably because when things go bad people borrow for a while before cutting back:
This is a new series. The latest leveling off might be an indication that the mini surge in car sales is over?

ECRI’s WLI Growth Index Declines and Remains In Contraction

Oct 16 — ECRI’s WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward – declined and remains in negative territory. This index had spent 28 weeks in negative territory, then 15 weeks in positive territory – and now is in its ninth week in negative territory.

Rail Week Ending 10 October 2015: Recession In Rail Continues

Oct 16 — Week 40 of 2015 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) and monthly total rail traffic (from same month one year ago) declined according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. Intermodal traffic moderately expanded year-over-year, which accounts for approximately half of movements. but weekly railcar counts continued in contraction.