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Recession Dashboard

Oct 07 2022

Recession Dashboard Update—More Deterioration

  • Oct 7, 2022

The latest ISM Manufacturing numbers resulted in a downgrade to that factor from “green” to “yellow.” Unemployment claims is the lone component with a green light on the dashboard. Overall, the various measures we track suggest the risk of a “real” recession is high—better than 50%.

Apr 06 2022

Recession Dashboard Update—Recession Not Imminent

  • Apr 6, 2022

Currently, the dashboard shows 6 green, 3 yellow, and 2 red lights. The overall message is that, while there are areas of concern, a recession is unlikely to be imminent (within the next twelve months).

Apr 07 2020

A Cross-Asset Dash For Cash

  • Apr 7, 2020

March’s mad dash for cash didn’t stop with rates/credit/FX markets. Among equities, there was also a strong preference for cash liquidity. The market rewarded companies that had strong cash positions and punished those without—which explains why traditionally defensive styles actually underperformed.