U.S. Economic Update Portal

In my opinion, and that of many economic analysts, the U.S. Economy is very close to tipping into another very deep recession. Therefore, I’m beginning with a strong warning about our economy’s direction. Please pay careful attention to the reasons why I fear our impending recession may even be as bad as a ‘Depression’, exceeding the market crash of 2008-09. This potential ‘Depression’ is normally triggered by some type of major domestic event such as a mortgage loan breakdown, sharp inflation, or a declaration of war.

Historically, what follows is a stock market crash to the tune of a decline over 50 percent. This usually takes about 4-6 months before stocks hit their bottom levels. Afterwards, as you might remember, Real Estate and land values quickly follow and may lose over 60 percent in value. I say all this because economic growth cycles (“Bull Stock Markets”)…

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What Is A Prosperous U.S. Economy?

If and when the U.S. Economy is prosperous, you will see the following signs:  full employment, low inflation, slightly weak US Dollar, slowly rising interest rates, slowly rising real estate values, high levels of consumer confidence, moderate levels of consumer savings, low levels of consumer and corporate debt spending, slow reductions in both government spending and the government deficit, equality in foreign trade (few trade imbalances between the U.S. and other countries), productivity improvements in manufacturing, and technology improvements in shipping and corporate operations.

This leads to:

  • Job Creation And Wage Increases
  • Increases In Consumer And Corporate Spending
  • Increases In Property Values And Stock Market Values
  • Robust Corporate Earnings

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RETIREMENT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, LLC (RPM) is a privately held Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and Retirement Investment Planner headquartered in ID. Our purpose is to provide retirement account management and estate planning in a conservative (low-risk) portfolio held exclusively at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. [SIPC/FDIC Insured Bank]. We believe in delivering financial services with honesty, authenticity, and compassion for Americans entering a crucial time in life unprepared.


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