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Debates about whether the U.S. is in–or is headed towards–a recession are currently in the spotlight of our national consciousness. In general, a recession is a period of two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product, which the U.S. did experience over the summer.
The National Bureau of Economic Research, however, defines it as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and that lasts more than a few months.” If we follow this definition, then the US was not in a recession.
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For those on the ground, however, semantics are the least of their worries. The fact is, with the war in Ukraine creating price hikes on grains and barring access to Russian oil, we are seeing an increase in food and energy prices that is driving a general decrease in consumer activity, harming the market and making investors wary.
These factors are expected to prolong the general downward trend that the stock market has been experiencing over the past few months.
There is good reason to be cautious, but far better reason to get informed and stay the course. A solid grasp of the major forces currently at work in the market can not only help you protect your investments, but possibly make some lucrative new ones.
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