So what type of business conditions will greet Americans this fall? The precise answers to those questions will probably play out over time. But these key economic signposts are likely to help determine them.
The breakdown of S&P 500 returns by sector is once again telling us something. This time the breakdown is confirming what the incoming economic data over the past several weeks has been saying all along: global economic growth is slowing.
Not surprisingly, signals of market stress are increasing, with a growing number of measures now flashing yellow and some on the verge of flashing red. The longer this persists, the greater the risk of very large market moves.
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