Submitted by Lance Roberts of STA Wealth Management,
I have written extensively about the data behind the headline media reports. I have also discussed the importance of the relationship between the underlying data trends relative to broader macroeconomic perspectives. However, it is sometimes helpful just to view the various economic indicators and draw your own conclusions outside of someone else’s opinion.
With the economy now more than 5 years into an expansion, which is long by historical standards, the question for you to answer by looking at the charts below is:
« Are we closer to an economic recession or a continued expansion? »
How you answer that question should have a significant impact on your investment outlook as financial markets tend to lose roughly 30% on average during recessionary periods. However, with margin debt at record levels, earnings deteriorating and junk bond yields near all-time lows, this is hardly…
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