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Positive Trends In The Economy – August 2022

Positivity has been scarce in the economic commentaries of 2022. Our news feeds have been filled with talks of market downturns, bubbles bursting, geopolitical tensions tightening, and pandemics dragging on. The negative coverage isn’t misplaced, as we’re likely in a recession (whether the NBER has officially declared it or not). But as with most things, …

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Why It Doesn't Matter If We Enter A Recession

Why It Doesn’t Matter If We Enter A Recession

A recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales (National Bureau of Economic Research). We’ve already seen one quarter of economic decline, but whether we cross the technical threshold of a recession …

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Economic Conditions Seem to Be Deteriorating – What It Means For Advisors and Investors

What happened to the right side of the “V”? Since the dawn of the pandemic-induced economic shutdown, we’ve heard about and hoped for a sharp and steadfast recovery. The pain was supposed to be short lived—a brief, yet steep economic decline followed by an equally swift rebound.  While the recovery was in fact the fastest …

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Big Boats, Black Swans, and the Importance of Preparing for the Unlikely

A big boat gets stuck in a canal halfway around the world and the price of coffee goes up… If you haven’t heard, last week brought trouble to the global trade environment when a massive Taiwanese shipping vessel, the Ever Given, became lodged sideways in the Suez Canal. The result is the equivalent of a …

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