Today Versus Post-War History Of U.S Economic Cycles  

Published Friday, July 16, 2021 at: 8:20 PM EDT

Looking back on modern history, where are we in financial economic terms?  These four charts can help you figure out where we are. In the post-War era, major declines in stock prices are highly correlated with recessions, and stock prices generally bottomed months before the end of recessions. At present, no recession is on the horizon. It's quite the opposite: the fundamental measures of the economy are all strong.   Retail sales in America, excluding gasoline sales because of their volatility, in the 12 months ended June 30, 2021, surged by +16.6%!    The increase in retail sales was six-tenths of 1% higher than at the...

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