High Frequency Data Tracker 9/9/2022
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We live in unprecedented times. The recession in 2020 was not so much a recession as it was a lockdown. Using “normal words” to describe the economy in the last 2 years, we believe, does not make sense. Now with two consecutive quarters of declining real GDP, many are saying we are back in a recession. The charts in the High Frequency Data Tracker follow data that are published either weekly or daily, providing a good real-time look at where the economy stands. As of now we believe these measures, along with other monthly economic data coming in, show we are not in a recession.

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Posted on Friday, September 9, 2022 @ 11:24 AM

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