Continue reading...It is rare to hear any long discussion of the stock market without some mention being made of the economic outlook. As of Summer 2018, it’s safe to say that the economy has recovered to a certain extent from the recession of 2008. What analysts are now wondering about is if the current good fortune is sustainable or if there’s another crash around the corner.
Given that the economists on business TV seem to live to disagree, what should a regular investor do? Just what should an economic recovery look like? Follow these economic indicators for signs of a recovery.
EmploymentIt is difficult to talk about an economy in recovery if people are not getting back to work. There are such things as “jobless recoveries”, where there is enough economic activity to get businesses moving again, but not enough to stimulate hiring.
In most other cases, however, investors are right to correlate an improving economy with people getting back to work. The reported unemployment rate, then, is...
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