Saturday, April 23, 2011

9 Huge Signs The Economy Is Slowing That Should Have Investors Freaking OutSO

9 Huge Signs The Economy Is Slowing That Should Have Investors Freaking Out


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You've had an amazing run since March 2009.

Maybe it's time to get a little nervous.

In addition to all kinds of dicey headlines (Japan, the Mideast, etc.) the economic data is starting to add up, and look like a slowdown.

You can see it in business confidence, headline GDP, and certain aspects of employment. Some previously hot industries are clearly starting to fade.


Case Shiller Is Showing The Housing Double Dip Getting Worse

Case Shiller Is Showing The Housing Double Dip Getting Worse

Small Business Confidence Is Suddenly Turning Lower

Small Business Confidence Is Suddenly Turning Lower

Image: NFIB

Q1 GDP estimates have been getting slashed

Q1 GDP estimates have been getting slashed

Image: Wikimedia Commons

After starting off at 4%, estimates for GDP are now in some cases below 4%.

Durable goods have been weak

Durable goods have been weak

Las Vegas gaming revenue has suddenly turned south again.

Las Vegas gaming revenue has suddenly turned south again.

Image: WilWheaton on flickr

Read more here.

Oil prices have pushed the economy to the breaking point

Oil prices have pushed the economy to the breaking point

Markets are stalling out

Markets are stalling out

The age of cheap money is going away

The age of cheap money is going away
With inflation on the rise, basically everything things QE2 is toast.

Austerity warnings from the UK

Austerity warnings from the UK

Image: Twitpic

In London, where fiscal tightening is further along than here, it's having a clear effect on consumer spending. That's coming to the US, too.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/signs-the-economy-is-turning-down-2011-4?op=1#ixzz1KMP7ijKc

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