An economic slowdown is a contraction in the economy. This can be viewed by using several indicators, including lower gross domestic product (GDP), higher unemployment, lower industrial production, lower business investment, a decline in retail sales, and a decrease in corporate profits. Not all of these factors need to be declining for an economic slowdown, but these are some of the main indications to watch for regarding the overall health of the economy. Some consider a recession to be occurring when there are two consecutive down quarters of gross domestic product (GDP). According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, 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 money, employment, industrial production and wholesale retail sales.”

Economic Collapse: Recession Looms After Industrial Production Data Disappoints

By Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Economic-CollapseJanet Yellen and the ‘MIT Gang’ at the Federal Reserve are bragging about America’s business recovery, but new Industrial Production data shows the U.S. economy may be on the verge of recession. Economists had low expectations for the August Industry Production report, predicting a 0.2% month-over-month drop in the total value.

CHART: Empire Fed Manufacturing Index Forecasts Economic Collapse

By Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Is the U.S. on the verge of economic collapse? If you listen to the talking heads on CNBC, the answer is a definite “no.”  But how can they then explain the constant barrage of disappointing economic data? That was the case again this morning with the release of the Empire Fed Manufacturing Index. The survey of manufacturing activity.

5 Reasons Why the Global Meltdown is Just Getting Warmed Up

By Thursday, September 3, 2015
Global Stock Market CrashLate last year I wrote an article suggesting the U.S. could enter a depression in 2015. To some it sounded farfetched at the time. After all, the stock market was at record highs and investors remained bullish. But it seemed to me that all the economic evidence pointed to a U.S. financial crisis. I think the same conditions are in play. In .

Global Economy: If Only China Was the Biggest Problem

By Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Global EconomyFor months, I have written in these pages about how the slowing global economy would wash ashore to America and infect our own companies. I posted repeated charts in Profit Confidential that showed leading indicators like the Baltic Dry Index and copper prices were collapsing, foretelling of poor economic conditions ahead. And wouldn’t.

Canada Officially Enters Recession; China Stock Market Crash to Blame

By Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Chinese-Stock-Market-CrashThe impact of China’s stock market crash is sending shockwaves around the world, leaving the global economy on the verge of economic collapse in 2016. On Tuesday, StatsCanada revealed the Canadian economy officially entered a recession. The country’s economy contracted by 0.5% during the previous three months, marking the second.

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