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12 Reasons US Recession Has Arrived (Or Will Shortly)

Daz2 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 1:44 PM
We have been in a depression.

I am amused by the Shadow Weekly Leading Index Project which claims the probability of recession is 31%. I think it is much higher.

When the NBER, the official arbiter of recessions finally backdates the recession, May or June of 2012 appear to be likely months. Let's take a look at why.

US Manufacturing PMI

Markit reports PMI signals weakest manufacturing expansion in 11 months

Key points:

  • PMI lowest since July 2011, suggesting slower rate of manufacturing expansion
  • Rate of output growth broadly unchanged
  • New orders rise at weakest pace in four months
  • Input costs fall for first time in...
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