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Don’t be Caught Off-Balance

By | September 13th, 2018|

On Wednesday, August 23, 2018, the S&P 500 set the record for the longest bull market rally in history. A bull market is identified as the consistent rise of a stock index without falling more than 20%. The last time the S&P 500 fell 20% from its high was in 2009—during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression; some even thought the financial world was going to end.

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The Next Recession is Coming. We Have No Idea When.

By | July 31st, 2018|

One of the great goals of economics, ever since the discipline was founded, has been to abolish the business cycle. Economic booms followed by recessions have always been a regular, if unpleasant, feature of life. In the past 90 years there have been at least two global great recessions, and in North America at least 13 other significant recessions. (A recession is a period in which the economy contracts significantly for at least two quarters in a row). On average, there has been a recession, be it great or small, once every six or seven years.

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