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Why We Are Here => Economics & Investing => Topic started by: littleman on December 21, 2018, 09:43:18 PM

Title: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on December 21, 2018, 09:43:18 PM
Dow sinks again, putting December performance at risk as the worst since 1931 (https://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/12/dow-sinks-again-putting-december-performance-at-risk-as-the-worst-since-1931.html)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Rupert on December 22, 2018, 08:47:24 AM
UK house prices set to tumble:
https://www.hertsad.co.uk/property/rightmove-reports-biggest-fall-in-house-prices-since-2012-1-5823358
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on December 22, 2018, 12:04:00 PM
The European Project Comes To An End

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-21/european-project-comes-end
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Rupert on December 23, 2018, 07:11:49 AM
Its not quite like that in France :) 

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on December 24, 2018, 04:45:20 AM
More than 30,000 UK retailers in 'significant' financial distress

Data shows online retailers not immune from shopping slump in lead-up to this Christmas

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/23/high-street-online-uk-retailers-significant-financial-distress-christmas-shopping
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on December 24, 2018, 11:37:12 AM
Christmas shopping continues to rise year after year. With sales rising over a trillion dollars there seems to no slow down to the amount of spending that Christmas shoppers will make.

https://wearetop10.com/christmas-statistics/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on December 24, 2018, 05:24:35 PM
> https://wearetop10.com/christmas-statistics/

They just made all of that up.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on December 24, 2018, 07:32:43 PM
Confusing signals from Washington send markets plunging (https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/24/investing/stock-market-today-dow/index.html)

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Alarmed investors drove the Dow more than 650 points lower in a shortened trading session on Monday. Markets plunged after the Trump administration sent out confusing signals about markets and the economy.

The S&P 500 fell 2.7% and the Nasdaq was off 2.2%. The Dow, which fell 2.9%, and the S&P 500 suffered their biggest Christmas Eve declines ever.

Stocks initially fell on Monday following a statement from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that he had checked on the health of the country's largest banks.

The market recovered late morning, but then slid even lower after President Donald Trump tweeted: "The only problem our economy has is the Fed." Investors are concerned that Trump may fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

That's a 15 month low.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: aaron on December 25, 2018, 02:57:51 PM
Confusing signals from Washington send markets plunging (https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/24/investing/stock-market-today-dow/index.html)
That's a 15 month low.
I think the point of doing the "just checking in" with the bank CEOs & then publicly announcing it was to boost uncertainty rather than boost confidence. Somebody has to eat the loss & the faster it happens while being closely tied to a Fed rate raise the easier it is to blame the Fed & the harder it is for the Fed to raise rates again. Then Trump gets to claim he "saved the world" when he strikes a watered down trade deal with China.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on December 25, 2018, 04:19:50 PM
Mnuchin f###ed Up
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on December 25, 2018, 05:29:12 PM
Wow Aaron.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on December 28, 2018, 02:01:42 PM
California, as home to Silicon Valley and Hollywood, lives and dies with capital gains taxes. In bull markets, when lots of stocks are rising and tech startups are going public, the state is flush. But in bear markets capital gains turn into capital losses and Sacramento’s revenues plunge. Put another way, the state’s top 1% highest-income taxpayers generate about half of personal income taxes. When their incomes fall, tax revenues crater.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on December 28, 2018, 04:52:35 PM
HMV calls in administrators

"...blamed a "tsunami" of retail challenges, including business rate levels and the move to digital."

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46699290
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on December 29, 2018, 12:41:07 AM
California, as home to Silicon Valley and Hollywood, lives and dies with capital gains taxes. In bull markets, when lots of stocks are rising and tech startups are going public, the state is flush. But in bear markets capital gains turn into capital losses and Sacramento’s revenues plunge. Put another way, the state’s top 1% highest-income taxpayers generate about half of personal income taxes. When their incomes fall, tax revenues crater.

Fortunately, we have a good budget reserve ATM. 
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on December 29, 2018, 01:17:03 PM
LM:

True BUT
California has come a long way to dig itself out of budget deficits, but the state remains on shaky ground due to nearly $400 billion in unfunded liabilities and debt from public pensions, retiree health care and bonds, financial analysts say.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-s-400-billion-debt-worries-analysts-6812264.php
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on December 29, 2018, 07:02:52 PM
California has come a long way to dig itself out of budget deficits, but the state remains on shaky ground due to nearly $400 billion in unfunded liabilities and debt from public pensions, retiree health care and bonds, financial analysts say.

And that only counts state-level liabilities. Our county has clawed its way back into the black, but still struggles. For many years, county workers with 25 years of service were entitled to full pension at 57 years old, which means they have a lot of young retirees. Meanwhile, any supervisor who serves six years (three terms) gets a pension for life. I almost thought about running for supervisor after I found out about that.

My saving grace is that my meager pension from a time as a state employee is from the state of Wisconsin, the only government pension I know of (definitely at the state or federal level) designed to stay solvent from the get go.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: aaron on December 30, 2018, 03:43:39 AM
Wow Aaron.
Tweet-driven headline just in time for a year-end one-day rally...

WSJ: U.S. and China Fleshing Out Trade Deal (https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-and-china-fleshing-out-trade-deal-11546126975)
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On Saturday, President Trump tweeted that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had recently talked by phone and made “big progress” in talks, due to conclude on March 1. “Deal is moving along very well,” Mr. Trump tweeted. “If made, it will be very comprehensive, covering all subjects, areas and points of dispute.”

But people familiar with the state of negotiations said the president may be overstating how close the two sides are to an agreement. They note Mr. Trump has looked to calm markets, which have gyrated in recent days, in part, because of concern that the trade fight between the U.S. and China could spin out of control.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on December 30, 2018, 10:01:14 PM
I think you are over estimating his intelligence.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on December 31, 2018, 02:56:31 AM
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China’s benchmark CSI 300 index will finish the year close to 3,000, down more than 25 per cent from where it started 2018, according to Bloomberg data. The staggering drop outpaced other poor performers: Japan’s Nikkei 225 dropped 14 per cent, the US S&P 500 was down 8 per cent and the UK’s FTSE 100 fell 13 per cent.

https://www.ft.com/content/50e3e97a-0a86-11e9-9fe8-acdb36967cfc
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on January 01, 2019, 12:53:51 PM
China's industrial profits suffer first annual drop in 3 years, piles pressure on economy

Read more at:
//economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/67267426.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on January 02, 2019, 02:03:34 PM
Bloomberg News reports that a Federal Reserve Bank of New York gauge puts the chances of a recession at almost 16 percent a year from now, the highest since November 2008.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 04, 2019, 03:55:29 AM
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The Dow dropped 660 points, or 2.8%, on Thursday after Apple warned it will badly miss its quarterly sales forecast because of weakening growth and trade tensions in China.
Apple (AAPL), among the world's most widely held stocks, plummeted 10% in its darkest day in six years. The former king of the stock market fell to the fourth-biggest public company, behind Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOGL).
The news sent shudders through global markets. The Nasdaq plunged 3%, closing back in bear market territory. The S&P 500 shed 2.5%, led lower by tech and industrial stocks. The market ended near the lows of the day.

Even though the market rose slightly on Wednesday, this is still the S&P 500's worst two-day start to a trading year since 2000, according to Refinitiv data.
Beyond Apple, investors were also rattled by the biggest one-month decline in US factory activity since the Great Recession. The closely-watched ISM manufacturing index tumbled to a two-year low, providing further evidence of slowing growth and pain from the US-China trade war. ISM said manufacturing activity is still growing, but suffered a "sharp decline" last month.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/investing/stock-market-today-apple-dow-jones/index.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on January 05, 2019, 01:29:53 PM
DOW goes up & down.

China has real problems!

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on January 10, 2019, 02:22:23 AM
Retail sales were flat in December, as UK businesses experienced their worst Christmas in a decade, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46807146
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on January 10, 2019, 02:00:29 PM
Macy's shares crater on holiday sales results, slashed outlook
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/10/macys-shares-crater-12percent-on-holiday-sales-results.html


Ford Europe: Thousands of jobs to be cut in overhaul
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/10/business/ford-europe-jobs/index.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on January 10, 2019, 04:39:22 PM
<added>

We're on a roll.

Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts - BBC News
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46822706
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 10, 2019, 05:35:02 PM
Yeah, there are so many companies in the process of downsizing.  It's like none of them want to be late to the punch, but collectively they may all end up pulling the economy down faster than it would otherwise.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on January 21, 2019, 12:00:41 PM
China’s economy grew 6.6% in 2018, the lowest pace in 28 years

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/21/china-2018-gdp-china-reports-economic-growth-for-fourth-quarter-year.html

AND they lie about their stats!

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Rupert on January 21, 2019, 06:21:45 PM
This was actually the middle of last year.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jun/14/rolls-royce-cut-jobs-britain

Aircraft engine maker announces restructuring, with 4,600 jobs to go worldwide

alot of people I know work here. Mate is a fuel cell specialist.....gone.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on January 28, 2019, 04:53:27 PM
Ouch! That's gonna leave a mark.

Tesco says 9,000 jobs 'impacted' in changes to UK business
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/28/tesco-says-9000-jobs-impacted-in-changes-to-uk-business.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 28, 2019, 06:22:57 PM
https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/28/chinas-smartphone-shipments-dropped-14-percent-in-2018/


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China’s smartphone shipments dropped 14 percent in 2018
...
Much of what’s at play here is a familiar story all over. A matured market means upgrade cycles have slowed down, as more users are choosing to hold onto handsets for longer. Even more pronounced, however, is a combination of slowed economic growth and lowered purchasing power in the country.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 06, 2019, 11:23:47 PM
Deutsche Bank Says German Economy Is Drifting Toward Recession

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-05/deutsche-bank-says-german-economy-is-drifting-toward-recession
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on February 07, 2019, 11:32:34 AM
TAKE THIS TO THE BANK  8)

Mr. Mackin predicts no recession in the USA in the near future.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 07, 2019, 10:24:09 PM
More bad news: Street sees Q1 profits declining and full-year growth rates cut in half
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/07/more-bad-news-street-sees-q1-profits-declining-and-full-year-growth-rates-cut-in-half.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on February 08, 2019, 12:50:22 AM
My personal feeling is we'll ride this out for about the next year and a half until election time. It'll be rocky here and there but will remain relatively stable overall. Then, I think we'll see the real swing either starting or maybe already starting to be felt around Q1 2021.

This is the timing I'm sorta counting on so, a bit biased maybe.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 08, 2019, 02:05:50 AM
Bank of England sees weakest UK outlook since 2009 on Brexit, global slowdown | Reuters
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-boe/bank-of-england-sees-weakest-outlook-for-uk-since-2009-on-brexit-world-slowdown-idUKKCN1PW1BO
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 09, 2019, 02:55:05 PM
Uh-oh, average 2018 tax refund $$ is down over 8%. 

Filing Season Statistics for Week Ending February 1, 2019 | Internal Revenue Service
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-season-statistics-for-week-ending-february-1-2019
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 09, 2019, 04:36:28 PM
8% is huge.  The 2018 tax reform is doing its damage.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 09, 2019, 06:07:44 PM
>huge

I've read in the past that a large number of families use their tax refund as a forced savings account. Add to that the more recent reports  finding that 40% of the nation can't scrape up $400 in an emergency and you've got a recipe for a potentially massive downturn in consumer sentiment and spending. Hence, this post under "Recession."
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: DrCool on February 11, 2019, 05:53:58 PM
>>tax refund as a forced savings account

I am HORRIBLE at saving. I have a few different services that automatically take some money and tuck it away but for the most part if it is in my account I spend it. It is nice getting a big chunk all at once in the spring to do stuff like pay for a vacation, buy furniture, tires for the van, etc. that cost more than a couple hundred bucks. I haven't updated my withholding since I started my current job 5 years ago and we have added 2 kids.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 12, 2019, 03:25:47 PM
The economy is like Jenga...

Main Street pares back its economic outlook - Axios
https://www.axios.com/main-street-expectations-for-economy-drop-1852609a-2846-4a00-96df-f65b60289eff.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 13, 2019, 12:03:29 AM
A record number of Americans are 90 days behind on their car payments
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/12/a-record-number-of-americans-are-90-days-behind-on-their-car-payments.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on February 13, 2019, 12:29:44 AM
Came to post that. It seems they are cherry picking the numbers, going by this:

https://www.finder.com/car-loan-statistics

Since 2010 we've increased a million accounts behind 90 days, but we've grown about 30 million accounts total. So, overall it was about 8% of total loans then and the new loans are less than 4%, bringing the overall to around 6.5 currently.

Seems about right to me?
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 13, 2019, 10:46:22 PM
U.S. National Debt Hits Record $22 Trillion (https://www.npr.org/2019/02/13/694199256/u-s-national-debt-hits-22-trillion-a-new-record-thats-predicted-to-fall)

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The U.S. government's public debt is now more than $22 trillion — the highest it has ever been. The Treasury Department data comes as tax revenue has fallen and federal spending continues to rise. The new debt level reflects a rise of more than $2 trillion from the day President Trump took office in 2017.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on February 14, 2019, 11:38:18 AM
Both parties MUST stop spending money we do not have.

It will be painful BUT must be done!
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 14, 2019, 01:39:56 PM
We're blowing through a couple of bad tipping points lately.... climate, budget.

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By 2020, interest will cost the federal government more than Medicaid. In 2023, the federal government will spend more on interest than defense. In 2025, interest spending will outpace spending on all discretionary programs, excluding defense. Those estimates come from the Congressional Budget Office.

That’s a best-case scenario. The CBO projections don’t include the ramifications from an economic downturn in the next 10 years, which is a virtual certainty. Expenses, such as food stamps and unemployment benefits, would increase. Revenues, especially income taxes, would drop. That would explode the debt at a greater rate, as the government relies on even more deficit spending to make up difference.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-us-will-soon-spend-more-on-interest-than-defense-1535577/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 14, 2019, 02:40:48 PM
Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct. in December
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/humbug-holidays-us-retail-sales-drop-12-pct-61072690

US wholesale prices dip 0.1 percent in January
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/us-wholesale-prices-dip-01-percent-january-61072724

US unemployment claims rise by 4,000 to 239,000
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/us-unemployment-claims-rise-4000-239000-61072761
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on February 14, 2019, 02:49:59 PM
Germany narrowly avoids recession; US retail sales slide


Yes, Germany.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2019/feb/14/germany-economy-recession-gdp-eurozone-growt-trade-talks-business-live
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 15, 2019, 01:34:17 AM
Climate disasters cost $650 billion over 3 years: Morgan Stanley
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/14/climate-disasters-cost-650-billion-over-3-years-morgan-stanley.html

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North America absorbed two-thirds of the global cost of climate disasters over the last three years, Morgan Stanley says. At $415 billion, the price of the disasters is equal to 0.66 percent of North America's GDP
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 16, 2019, 03:36:41 PM
Feb 15, 2019: New York Fed Staff Nowcast
https://www.newyorkfed.org/research/policy/nowcast
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 16, 2019, 09:06:38 PM
> https://wearetop10.com/christmas-statistics/

They just made all of that up.

......

Humbug holidays: US retail sales drop 1.2 pct. in December
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/humbug-holidays-us-retail-sales-drop-12-pct-61072690

Your bullshit filter was working well there Mark.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 18, 2019, 03:29:19 PM
No recession but global growth will slow down, Janus Henderson says
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/18/no-recession-but-global-growth-will-slow-down-janus-henderson-says.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 19, 2019, 09:03:50 PM
Federal data:

"Throughout much of the Midwest, U.S. farmers are filing for chapter 12 bankruptcy protection at levels not seen for at least a decade"

Farm Belt Bankruptcies Are Soaring - WSJ
https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-one-here-is-gonna-kick-my-buttfarm-belt-bankruptcies-are-soaring-11549468759
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 23, 2019, 08:42:27 PM
Big in my feeds.

Average tax refund down 17 percent, IRS reports - POLITICO
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/22/irs-tax-refunds-2019-1207283
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 23, 2019, 11:03:36 PM
I find this one a little odd.  No one seems to be complaining about the 21% flat tax on C corps and how that will translate into more tax burden for individuals and greater debt burden for future generations.  Yet, people are getting angry because they are not having more taxes withheld and then given back to them as a refund.  I guess the average American is incapable of fiscal discipline or thinking things through very much. 
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on February 24, 2019, 07:24:57 AM
>Your bullshit filter was working well there Mark.

It's a curse not a power.

"...the line, sometimes wrongly attributed to Paxman, that he approaches every interview by asking of himself the question: "Why is this lying ba*tard lying to me?"

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2005/jan/31/mondaymediasection.politicsandthemedia

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 25, 2019, 08:23:52 PM
Three-fourths of business economists expect a recession by 2021, survey finds
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nabe-economic-policy-survey-171131067.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Brad on February 26, 2019, 12:23:09 AM
>2021

Well we're about due for another one about then anyway.  Boom - Bust - Boom - Bust.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on February 26, 2019, 06:44:32 PM
Housing will not cause the 2019 recession says the NYT....

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/business/economy/housing-recession.html

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Housing Is Already in a Slump. So It (Probably) Can’t Cause a Recession.

A decline in residential real estate has led several recessions. With construction still in a multiyear slump, it seems unlikely to be the culprit this year.


The United States has had 11 recessions since the end of World War II. All but two were preceded by a big decline in the housing market.

Inside that bit of trivia lie some fundamental insights into housing’s outsize role in the business cycle, along with clues to suggest that the economy is on firmer footing than the increasingly pessimistic forecasts make it seem. The gist is this: The United States may or may not enter a recession this year, but if it does, housing is unlikely to be the cause, because it never really recovered in the first place.



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Much of the problem is that while job growth has been strong, home prices have gone up faster than incomes.

Prices have gone up so far so fast that even markets previously considered affordable are beyond the reach of many buyers. Home prices have risen by about 50 percent since 2012, according to Zillow, and many of the more affordable markets have shot up even faster. In Phoenix, home values have doubled since 2012, not adjusted for inflation. The Denver market is up 90 percent, Atlanta 84 percent, Nashville 78 percent and Dallas 76 percent. If people can’t afford a home in Texas, where can they?
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 27, 2019, 02:32:27 AM
Fiat Chrysler laying off more than 1,300 workers at Belvidere Jeep plant (https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-fiat-chrysler-layoffs-belvidere-jeep-plant-20190226-story.html)


Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on February 27, 2019, 01:25:08 PM
On the other hand LM:
FCA announced Tuesday that it plans to build a new factory in Detroit. The factory won't be brand-new, but rather will be built on the site of the company's existing Mack Avenue Engine Complex, with the conversion process costing $1.6 billion. The plant is earmarked to build the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep's long-awaited three-row SUV.

FCA says the factory would also be used to build plug-in hybrid variants, as well as offering the "flexibility" for pure-electric versions of those vehicles down the road. Construction on the plant is intended to begin by the end of the second quarter of this year, with the first three-row SUVs set to roll off the line by the end of 2020 and the next-gen Grand Cherokee arriving in the first half of 2021. The plant conversion is expected to add 3,850 jobs.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 01, 2019, 04:35:53 PM
drip, drip, drip...

US consumer spending fell sharp 0.5 percent in December | Miami Herald
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article226972754.html


Toyota, Fiat Chrysler U.S. auto sales fall in February | Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-auto-sales/toyota-fiat-chrysler-u-s-auto-sales-fall-in-february-idUSKCN1QI4UW
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on March 05, 2019, 12:36:21 PM
Retail Apocalypse Is Heating Up in 2019

Major Stores Currently on Deathwatch:

https://beta.finance.yahoo.com/news/retail-apocalypse-heating-2019-major-181546342.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 07, 2019, 02:47:11 PM
"The roll call of closings continued Wednesday, with discount retailer Dollar Tree’s announcement that it would close up to 390 Family Dollar locations this year. As of mid-February, retailers had announced 2,187 store closings in the United States this year, according to Coresight Research."

PDF:
https://coresight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/US-Store-Closures-No-Light-at-the-End-of-the-Tunnel-in-2019-Feb-13-20191-1.pdf

===========

Note shift to offshore
Ocwen planning to lay off more than 2,000 mortgage employees
https://www.housingwire.com/articles/48369-ocwen-planning-to-lay-off-more-than-2000-mortgage-employees

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 07, 2019, 04:46:09 PM
>yes, Germany

ECB Injects More Stimulus as Draghi Reveals Slashed Forecasts - Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-07/draghi-slashes-ecb-outlook-as-officials-inject-more-stimulus
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 07, 2019, 11:52:47 PM
Aaackk!

More than 1,100 store closures were announced in a single day as fallout from the retail apocalypse picks up steam - SFGate

https://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/More-than-1-100-store-closures-were-announced-in-13671313.php

Charlotte Russe, Family Dollar, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Chico's announced more than 1,100 store closings in total over the course of 24 hours this week.
The news comes one week after JCPenney, Gap, Victoria's Secret, and Tesla announced that they would close more than 300 stores.
These announcements bring the total number of planned closures this year to more than 5,300.

More than 5,300 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on — here's the full list

https://www.businessinsider.com/stores-closing-in-2019-list-2019-3?utm_source=hearst&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=allverticals

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 08, 2019, 02:47:46 AM
A record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments, a red flag for the economy (https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/02/12/record-million-americans-are-months-behind-their-car-payments-red-flag-economy/)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: I, Brian on March 08, 2019, 08:31:58 PM
Another one today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47499326

Btw, a check on the DJI over the past 5 days doesn't look good: https://www.google.co.uk/search?site=finance&tbm=fin&q=INDEXDJX:+.DJI#scso=_yNCCXO6IMOedlwTOybj4CA2:0
There was a big drop toward the end of December, enough for news outlets to report a bear market. With no good financial news to report, I figure we'll see that come to pass over this year. The question is, if so, how far with the DJI fall? More importantly - when is the best market opportunity that follows after? :)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 08, 2019, 08:43:46 PM
> how far with the DJI fall?

I'm 20-30% cash position right now.  50% in tax-exempt bonds.  Even at that, the equities have been putting the portfolio into wild mood swings.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 10, 2019, 07:18:35 PM
US payrolls shock suggests dawn of long forecasted slowdown - Independent.ie
https://www.independent.ie/business/world/us-payrolls-shock-suggests-dawn-of-long-forecasted-slowdown-37896196.html

I'll post this 'cause the last US payroll numbers have been in my feeds with apocalyptic headlines since they came out.  I think they'll be revised upward. If not, we've hit the wall.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 10, 2019, 07:53:12 PM
I think there are some major sinkholes under the foundation that aren't uncovered yet.

We had rounds like this before the 2008 recession.  We all knew that one was coming ahead of time too.  For some reason a lot of investors didn't want to recognize it then either.  Unfortunately, many people I knew sold off near the bottom and lost years of gains. Those folks would have been better off just leaving everything where it was. 

This thing is coming, might as well tighten up before the crash and buy in after the drop -- look at it as an opportunity with your investments.  The worst thing to do is react after it hits hard.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on March 11, 2019, 11:39:48 AM
"This thing is coming"

TRUE

2020???

3/11/2019
While there's a chance that a US-China trade deal, the Fed's "pause", and a fading of the pressures plaguing Europe might stave off a global recession, Bloomberg economists Dan Hanson and Tom Orlik said the risks appear to be tilted toward the downside. "The risk is that the downward momentum will be self-sustaining."
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on March 11, 2019, 09:08:51 PM
Oh it's definitely coming. We are overdue.

Inside - 2020, outside, 2022. IMFO
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 13, 2019, 08:32:52 PM
>??

Economy at "very real risk" of entering recession in late 2020
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/13/economy-at-very-real-risk-of-entering-recession-in-late-2020-ucla.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on March 22, 2019, 02:24:57 PM
The bond market is flashing its biggest recession sign since before the financial crisis

CNBC is showing their trend

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/21/a-key-recession-indicator-just-did-something-that-hasnt-happened-in-12-years.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 22, 2019, 08:10:50 PM
>bond market

Quote
The yield on 3-month Treasuries rose above the rate on 10-year Treasuries for the first time since 2007

Quote
investors should wait for weekly and monthly averages to show an inversion before they read it as a "powerful recession signal."

Dow falls nearly 400 points as recession indicator flashes red - CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/22/investing/dow-stock-market-yield-curve/index.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: I, Brian on March 23, 2019, 07:21:56 AM
The bond market is flashing its biggest recession sign since before the financial crisis

CNBC is showing their trend

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/21/a-key-recession-indicator-just-did-something-that-hasnt-happened-in-12-years.html

The BBC reports on this, too:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46530860
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 26, 2019, 02:35:41 PM
love the clickbait-ish headline.

Recession Worries Move to DEFCON 3
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/will-there-be-a-recession-worries-move-to-defcon-3.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on March 26, 2019, 10:58:55 PM
lmao DEFCON 3. OH sh## let's get to the bugout vehicle.

/seriously...Can you feel it though? The beginning rumbles always start like this. Not this particular headline but the wild swings and uh-oh predictions.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on March 27, 2019, 04:06:47 PM
I guess my debbie is out on a limb here eh.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 27, 2019, 04:15:43 PM
Debbie's getting the bad vibe, but I'm trying to remain in denial.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 27, 2019, 04:57:37 PM
>Can you feel it though?

We've had a hell of a run and right now everything is overvalued.  Home prices are starting to slip from their high.  There has been a steady drumbeat of layoffs and closures over the last year.  If you put your ear to the railroad tracks you can hear the train coming.

Added:  By the time you feel it it is already here.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 28, 2019, 08:45:00 PM
>already

U.S. economy shifts into low gear as fiscal boost wanes | Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-economy-shifts-into-low-gear-as-fiscal-boost-wanes-idUSKCN1R81FP

Buffett on the economy: 'It looks like things have slowed down'
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/28/buffett-on-the-economy-it-looks-like-things-have-slowed-down.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on March 28, 2019, 09:41:19 PM
>Added:  By the time you feel it it is already here.

Sorta, but like the train it takes a while to fully slow down from top speed. A year or two for things to get bad all over and fully hit the depth on the front end. I think we've been easing into it since q4 last year.

If I seem to be wishing it on, it's only because I think the sooner the better. The longer it takes the more it's going to hurt.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 29, 2019, 12:28:59 AM
>hurt

Yeah, we are doing our best to plan for it -- tough going because of self-employment, but we're as lean as we can stand at the moment. 


On the investment side we're  ready to buy in after the major correction.  During the last recession we bought REITs & BDCs at low prices which gave us relatively high dividends for the investment.


BTW: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEP-IRA (US only)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 31, 2019, 05:09:16 PM



US economy slows down sharply as impact of Trump's tax cuts fades
Government slashes its growth numbers as consumer spending, business investment, government spending and housebuilding all came in worse than had previously been predicted
 (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/trump-us-economy-tax-cuts-china-trade-war-a8843946.html)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on April 01, 2019, 11:44:02 AM
https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/31/trump-white-house-doubles-down-on-threat-to-close-u-s-mexico-border/

Will the economic impact out weigh the costs?

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on April 11, 2019, 07:32:16 PM
>yes, Germany

Germany to halve 2019 economic growth forecast to 0.5 percent - Spiegel - Reuters
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-germany-economy/germany-to-halve-2019-economic-growth-forecast-to-0-5-percent-spiegel-idUKKCN1RN2KD
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: grnidone on April 11, 2019, 08:05:15 PM
?  Hawaii has an immigration issue?  From where?
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on April 12, 2019, 11:00:00 AM
# Hawaii

If you offer FREE STUFF they will come!
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on May 07, 2019, 09:58:29 PM
What Will Cause The Next Recession - Joseph Stiglitz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyzS7Vp5vaY) - video

tl;dw:
Trump's protectionism, fiscal irresponsibility
China's debt
EU's stagnation
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on May 20, 2019, 08:31:10 PM
Peak Ford

Ford Motor Co to cut 10% of white-collar jobs as part of global restructuring - Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-motor-layoffs/ford-motor-co-cutting-about-10-of-global-salaried-workforce-idUSKCN1SQ1FV
 
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on May 20, 2019, 10:27:31 PM
Dressbarn is going out of business, to shut all 650 stores
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/20/dressbarn-is-going-out-of-business-to-shut-all-650-stores.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on May 21, 2019, 10:51:34 AM
https://www.steel-technology.com/projects
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on May 21, 2019, 11:08:24 AM
Jamie Oliver restaurant chains collapse

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48352026?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_source=facebook
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: buckworks on May 21, 2019, 02:25:09 PM
>> Dressbarn is going out of business, to shut all 650 stores

Yikes, I just bought some things from Dressbarn on our recent trip. They were a nice place to shop.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Rupert on May 21, 2019, 05:54:28 PM
British Steel on the brink with thousands of jobs at risk
https://www.ft.com/content/e11c8bee-7b94-11e9-81d2-f785092ab560

British Steel was braced to fall into administration as early as Wednesday with thousands of jobs at risk, after talks with the government over an emergency £75m loan to keep it afloat appeared all but dead.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on May 21, 2019, 11:25:22 PM
Richmond Fed President: We could talk ourselves into a recession
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/15/economy/economic-sentiment-recession/index.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on May 28, 2019, 09:25:00 PM
Dressbarn, CVS, Pier 1 and Topshop shuttering stores, pushing planned closures to 7,150 (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/28/heres-a-running-list-of-retail-store-closures-announced-in-2019.html)

Quote
Already, more than 7,150 store closures have been announced by U.S. retailers in 2019, according to Coresight Research. And it’s not even June. Last year, Coresight tracked 5,524 store closures, down more than 30% from an all-time record 8,139 closures announced in 2017. Meanwhile, Coresight has tracked 2,726 store opening announcements so far this year.

With the threat of additional tariffs taking effect on consumer-facing goods like apparel and footwear imported from China hanging over retailers, things could get even worse, according to one analyst. UBS’ Jay Sole recently said in a note to clients: “The market is not realizing how much brick & mortar retail is incrementally struggling and how new 25% tariffs could force widespread store closures. ... We think potential 25% tariffs on Chinese imports could accelerate pressure on these [companies’] profit margins to the point where major store closures become a real possibility.”
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on May 29, 2019, 03:15:03 AM
Boots plots hundreds of store closures in new retail blow | Sky News
https://news.sky.com/story/boots-plots-hundreds-of-store-closures-in-new-retail-blow-11730149
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on May 29, 2019, 01:53:45 PM
Consumer Confidence in the United States > ALL TIME HIGH

https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/consumer-confidence?
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on May 29, 2019, 02:26:32 PM
Yeah, after corecon, I've had to adjust my forecast. I hope my previous timeline in here is way off, and making a bit of a play now that it is off.

Some of this lately is more bricks-morgue related than econ overall.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on May 29, 2019, 02:49:14 PM
> lately is more bricks-morgue related

Agreed. Mass habits & trends are morphing substantially ...restaurants, retail (malls|High St), particularly clothing (anywhere in the bricks, but clothing is in flux across the board online or offline), tourism.  It's hard to say where it's going to land, but Debbie says people are tired of the 70s-90s stuff and want new experiences & products.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on May 29, 2019, 05:09:01 PM
>I've had to adjust my forecast.

Do you think it is farther away?

Consumer Confidence is a lagging indicator.

July 31 2007: Consumer confidence near 6-year high (https://money.cnn.com/2007/07/31/news/economy/consumer_confidence/index.htm?postversion=2007073110)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on May 29, 2019, 05:42:09 PM
>Do you think it is farther away?

Yes, at least in a way. But really, I think we have a new normal. The revenue flows are there, but not making it down to lower & middle class as much any more. Things are adjusting, and when it settles we may be in for a bigger reckoning.

Markets, to me, seem abnormally stable for what has been going on in the world the last 6 months.

I am currently hoping for another good 4-5 years. Not necessarily great, but not bad or tanking.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on May 29, 2019, 06:52:14 PM
Thanks for putting your perspective out there Dras.  I hope you are right, 4 to 5 years of not-bad times would sure be nice.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on May 29, 2019, 07:11:27 PM
I am currently hoping for another good 4-5 years. Not necessarily great, but not bad or tanking.

I was just reading some articles that didn't seem good enough to share, but the brief version is that Mark Zandi of Moody's is saying recession is very unlikely in 2019 and 30% chance by summer 2020. That is roughly the same prediction they made in 2011 for 2012 (which, as you will recall, was not a recession). So Moody's is betting that there is less than even odds before 2021.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on May 30, 2019, 12:47:48 PM
US economy grew at solid 3.1% rate in Q1 | Idaho Statesman
https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article230978488.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on May 30, 2019, 06:10:41 PM
[Home] Sales were 2% lower compared with April 2018, the 16th straight month of annual declines. (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/30/april-pending-home-sales-fall-unexpectedly.html)

The continued decline in RV shipments implies the next recession is here. (https://seekingalpha.com/article/4267177-rv-shipments-recession-predictor-refuses-take-month)

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on May 30, 2019, 09:40:01 PM
The Treasury yield curve, a key recession indicator, is at its widest since 2007 - Axios
https://www.axios.com/yield-curve-inversion-2008-recession-bonds-bbcd9568-e340-4c8b-ae65-241cb5f5cca6.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on May 31, 2019, 08:05:29 PM
And then there is the orange elephant in the room. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/05/31/markets-sink-trump-opens-new-trade-war-front-against-mexico/)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on June 02, 2019, 02:45:45 PM
Peak auto. The pain is just the beginning:

https://www.businessinsider.com/peak-car-38000-layoffs-job-losses-sales-at-auto-makers-2019-5

So does this mean the trend of people just rolling credit to the new ride has stopped?
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on June 04, 2019, 12:25:19 AM
Global Manufacturing Shrinks Amid Wall Street Recession Warning (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/asia-factories-feel-trade-war-020553337.html)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on June 04, 2019, 11:10:43 AM
The Mall Meltdown Continues

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mall-meltdown-continues-11559559600
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on June 07, 2019, 09:28:49 PM
IBM layoffs: Company expected to cut more than 1000 employees | Durham Herald Sun
https://www.heraldsun.com/news/business/article231297813.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on June 07, 2019, 09:42:15 PM
US employers added a weak 75,000 jobs in May - ABC News
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/latest-us-employers-added-weak-75000-jobs-63551382
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on June 07, 2019, 10:21:14 PM
Ouch, that is worse than I was expecting. 
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on June 09, 2019, 04:26:47 PM
Top comment from the seekingalpha article LM linked:
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4267177-rv-shipments-recession-predictor-refuses-take-month

RV shipments have declined but not in a manner that is telling us a recession is here or coming anytime soon, (maybe a slow down)? Granted, sales of Motorhomes and Fifth wheel units are seeing a slow down, but overall trailer sales are still in line. Our dealership has been up every month this year vs. YOY numbers from 2018. Last month unit sells were up 10% and F&I profits were up just over 10%.
Our net margins have declined to about 11% average for 2019 vs. 14% in 2018. Margin decline mainly is coming from myself reducing inventory on our lot, but we’ve offset that with F&I profits. My plan started last September and so far has played out very well. We are still in our busy season in the southeast and have a good 4 months left in 2019 to move volume and get our inventory where I want it. Overall our dealership should be inline with 2018 numbers. FYI, we have been buying new units every week, all year long.
As some have read my previous posts, we only sale affordable new and used travel trailers. This is one of the main reasons our dealership has always done well no matter the economy. The main reason I have been deleveraging for 9 months now is my concern on lending. The banks for several years now have been lending to customers with sub 600 credit scores, 30% of our loans are sub prime loans,(15%+ interest rates). My concern is when banks say, “no more loans”, then there goes 30% of our sales.
Regardless of what happens we will come out on the other side still selling campers to folks at affordable prices.
The slow down should only take 6 more months to correct itself and early 2020 dealers should have their inventory where they want it. I personally don’t see RV’s being sold at 2017-2019 volume for several more years, but regardless of the economy they will still be produced.
Departing statement;
As long as banks keep lending to sub prime customers and unemployment stays below 4.5% we will not see a full blown recession, only a slow down.
RSM
29 May 2019, 10:19 PM


Anecdotal yet interesting take.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on June 09, 2019, 04:43:14 PM
>As long as banks keep lending to sub prime customers

So, our economy is dependent upon continuing to milk those poor bastards?  Not a good sign of fundamental strength, imo.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on June 09, 2019, 08:56:07 PM
First in establishing a successful Sub-Prime selling machine you need a manager
that knows the Sub-Prime game, and who possesses two essential characteristics:
Integrity and Motivation.  If the leader does not believe the department can be
built into a raving success, it will never happen.  Check out the manager’s concept
of how far the department can go.  If the manager does not believe that the
department can become a huge success (and it may take some time), find
another Leader.

http://www.automotivedealersnetwork.com/Articles/RHarris/SubPrimeCustomers.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on June 09, 2019, 09:06:39 PM
I haven't known real fundamental strength for a while. You?

I thought it was a given they were basically doing the same thing that we already did with the housing crisis, its just autos now. RVs fit that mold too.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on June 09, 2019, 09:25:47 PM
>same thing that we already did with the housing crisis, its just autos now.

There still seems to be some craziness in the housing market too.

To me, this looks like a bomb waiting to go off the moment the job market softens.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on June 15, 2019, 02:49:40 PM

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-15/tips-for-spotting-a-u-s-recession-before-it-becomes-official
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on June 15, 2019, 03:52:22 PM
There still seems to be some craziness in the housing market too.

This has been on my mind a bit lately.

Back in 2006-2007, there were some things that baffled me.

1. We had come off a period of earning very little. In a rational system, our income would not have qualified us for a car loan. We got approved for up to $2,000,000.

2. We were told that if didn't qualify based on our income, we could do a "no doc" loan and just "estimate" our income to reach a level where we would qualify.

3. People were buying investment properties in our area and I could not figure out how they could possibly make it pencil out. In 2006/2007, they didn't seem to be doing basic due diligence.

#1 and #2 are not true this time.

#3 doesn't seem quite as bad, but people are buying vacant lots that are prohibitive to build on. One just sold and I know the guy who has the excavation contract. He said that just one piece of equipment, which is to drive in a *temporary* retaining wall to hold back the earth while the permanent wall is built, will cost $100,000 for the minimum rental (it has to be brought in from far away - normally for building highways and ports). This isn't even for the house. This is for the parking. It will likely cost $200K to $250K to put in TWO PARKING SPACES!! The house, which is capped by zoning at two bathrooms, will cost over a million dollars all in.

That's just one story. I can think of a lot that has sold three times because it has no access. My friend owns the lot next door. His 35-year-old driveway cuts across the easement in a way that makes this other lot impossible to put in a driveway at a reasonable cost. So last spring, he walks out of his house and finds a realtor and a client standing in his driveway. "How long has this driveway been here?" one of them asks. "35 years, why?" Turns out, the client had bought the lot in the dead of winter not realizing that my friend does not plow that driveway in the winter. He just shovels the steps that lead to the parking space on the road. They literally spent $150,000 on a lot without realizing the driveway would cost $300,000.

Anyway, we saw a lot of this in 2007. Lately, we're seeing a lot of it again. Purchases that just make you shake your head.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on June 15, 2019, 03:55:46 PM
Oh, the 2007 madness resulted in a wave of foreclosures as leveraged buyers who had not done due diligence on what actual rental profits would be couldn't make their loans. Lots of auctions, foreclosures and short sales.

One thing that's different this time is that a lot of the buyers are Chinese with cash they are trying to expatriate, so they are not as sensitive to falling returns. They seem to be looking for long-term safe-havens for cash.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on June 15, 2019, 07:02:00 PM
>Chinese

I think this is probably more of a California thing than the rest of the country; but I think this has its own risks.  China's real estate market is basically insane (https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/02/china-vacant-apartments-housing-market-bubble-ghost-cities/583528/), I can't even imagine what that will do here once that is accounted for.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Brad on June 15, 2019, 09:12:33 PM
A lot of US farm land is being bought up by foreigners.  I'm assuming it's the same reason now as it was during the Cold War: a safe haven for wealth.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on June 15, 2019, 10:31:34 PM
Thanks Brad, I had no idea. (https://www.npr.org/2019/05/27/723501793/american-soil-is-increasingly-foreign-owned)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on June 16, 2019, 01:03:43 AM
a safe haven for wealth.

And perhaps virtual water exports, though they don't necessarily have to own the land for that.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on June 17, 2019, 09:57:14 PM
How to Invest and Profit in the Next Recession (https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-06-17/how-to-invest-and-profit-in-the-next-recession)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on June 18, 2019, 04:12:27 PM
Is it appropriate to add an entire country?

If so Australia, almost 30 years without a recession, second longest run after Japan I think.

It's coming, will come as somewhat as a shock to everybody under 50 odd years old, that's the majority of people by a fair margin.

"The median house price in Sydney has not been less than $1 million since March 2015."

And most of those people have mentally "banked" those "profits", they've gone now. The best hope is a quick, short, sharp recession and maybe a bounce back. I think a long slow decline is more likely, death by a thousand cuts with Asia holding the knives.

From a (my) business perspective a quick, short, sharp recession would be good.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on June 18, 2019, 04:25:27 PM
>Chinese

I think this is probably more of a California thing than the rest of the country; but I think this has its own risks.  China's real estate market is basically insane (https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/02/china-vacant-apartments-housing-market-bubble-ghost-cities/583528/), I can't even imagine what that will do here once that is accounted for.

Vancouver worth looking at as an example of what *has* happened already. From experience it's not a China thing, maybe not even an Asian thing but it's certainly a "black" money thing.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on June 18, 2019, 07:04:35 PM
>Vancouver

When they came they called them "The Yacht People"
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on June 27, 2019, 01:20:39 PM
>peak Ford

Ford to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe as part of restructuring
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/ford-to-cut-12000-jobs-in-europe-as-part-of-restructuring/2019/06/27/80b781f8-98ce-11e9-9a16-dc551ea5a43b_story.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on July 14, 2019, 08:29:13 PM
Unprepared U.K. Facing Highest Risk of Recession Since 2007 - Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-13/unprepared-u-k-facing-highest-risk-of-recession-since-2007
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on July 14, 2019, 10:24:18 PM
The Fed cutting rates isn't really getting the attention it deserves imo.


“Investor enthusiasm around the idea of easier Fed policy is understandable,” Wilson said. “However, if the Fed were to cut out of concern that we are entering a real unemployment cycle, we think such a cut should not be bought. Until there is further clarity on the employment picture, we think Friday’s rally should be faded and investors should continue to skew portfolios defensively.”
 (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/10/morgan-stanley-even-if-the-fed-cuts-rates-this-summer-it-could-be-too-late-to-stop-a-recession.html)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on July 14, 2019, 10:26:13 PM
but it's certainly a "black" money thing.

I'm not sure that's always true. I think back to the 1980s when I had a Columbian friend. They were dairy farmers... but the largest dairy farmers in the country and the grandfather had been president of the country. They maintained an apartment in NYC and perhaps others. I was young and don't know details, but I think they were trying to offshore assets because they had seen a lot of countries in the region attempt to nationalize assets or have outright revolutions.

So, imagine you were a completely legit business person with a thriving business in Venezuela a decade (or more) ago. Black money or no, you would be trying to offshore assets before everything you had vaporized.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on July 16, 2019, 11:21:18 PM
US manufacturing is in recession Feds data show - MarketWatch
https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/11CDA5CC-A73F-11E9-8107-2EB69FA343E0?__twitter_impression=true
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on July 18, 2019, 04:25:04 AM

Recession fears rise for middle-class families
 (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/16/more-middle-class-families-say-american-dream-is-out-of-reach-study.html)


Quote
Middle-class Americans are less optimistic about their economic prospects than they were just six months ago, according to a new report from CUNA Mutual Group.

Although the majority of those polled said they feel relatively stable overall, they graded their chances of achieving the American dream as a “C,” down from a “B-minus” in the fall, the insurance provider found. Close to half were increasingly concerned about an upcoming recession.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on July 18, 2019, 08:06:15 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/07/17/foreign-purchases-of-american-homes-plunge-36percent-as-chinese-buyers-flee.html

- The dollar volume of homes purchased by foreigners from April 2018 through March 2019 dropped 36% from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors.
- Foreigners bought 183,100 properties with a total value of about $77.9 billion, down from 266,800 properties valued at $121 billion a year earlier.

Smells like a trigger.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Travoli on July 19, 2019, 03:05:44 AM
Ray Dalio uses history to hypothesize future moves by the fed, etc... and expects gold to be good in the future. The "G" word always makes me cringe, but he makes good points.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/paradigm-shifts-ray-dalio/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on July 29, 2019, 11:26:33 AM
A Recession Is Coming (Eventually). Here’s Where You’ll See It First.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/28/business/economy/economy-recession.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on July 29, 2019, 11:38:21 AM
(Eventually). Here’s Where You’ll See It First.

I will not be able to see it first...

I have my ad blocker on  8)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on July 29, 2019, 11:52:31 AM
Switch to ublock origin and they can't tell. Works great.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on July 29, 2019, 12:33:15 PM
DRAS:

TY
DONE

"Indicator 4: Consumer Sentiment"
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on August 01, 2019, 10:25:35 PM
Lowe's lays off thousands of assembly, maintenance workers
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/08/01/Lowes-lays-off-thousands-of-assembly-maintenance-workers/7311564694470/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 04, 2019, 02:03:50 PM
OMG

Bill Maher: ‘I’ve Been Hoping for a Recession’ to Get Rid of Trump
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 05, 2019, 04:21:32 AM
He is kinda speeding along the process.

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-08-05/china-s-offshore-yuan-tumbles-past-7-per-dollar-to-record-low
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 05, 2019, 10:46:11 AM
Beijing Risks Economic Self-Harm by Weaponizing the Yuan

https://www.wsj.com/articles/beijing-risks-economic-self-harm-by-weaponizing-the-yuan-11564983069?
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on August 05, 2019, 02:37:49 PM
HSBC to cut 4000 jobs
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-05/hsbc-ousts-flint-and-seeks-new-ceo-to-battle-tough-environment
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on August 05, 2019, 07:48:06 PM
Tesco announces 4,500 job cuts as it overhauls Metro stores
https://news.sky.com/story/tesco-to-cut-4-500-jobs-from-metro-stores-chain-11778072
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Rupert on August 06, 2019, 06:59:03 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49247514
More than 1,000 jobs could be at risk after fashion firm Boohoo bought the online business of UK brands Karen Millen and Coast for £18.2m.

Boohoo, an online-only retailer, said acquiring the website operations of the two brands "would represent highly complementary additions".

The firms' 32 UK High Street stores and 177 concessions, employing 1,100 people, now appear set to close.

Administrators Deloitte said the stores would trade for a "short time".

It is understood they will continue to trade for months, as opposed to a matter of days.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on August 07, 2019, 01:14:00 AM
Walgreens to close 200 US stores

That's on top of 200 UK closures.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/06/walgreens-to-close-200-stores-in-us.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Rupert on August 07, 2019, 05:50:09 AM
They bought Boots in the UK.  It used to be a Great local company (National but based in Nottingham)

I think they borrowed heavily to buy, and it then never made a profit, as the interest rates the owners charged were so high.

Clever, but it stripped the company. The Rich get Richer, and the poor.....
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Brad on August 07, 2019, 10:34:28 AM
I think the dollar stores are having an effect on Walgreens along with other erosion like online buying and health insurers encouraging mail order prescriptions.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 08, 2019, 09:09:23 AM
Sears and Kmart store closings list: 21 Sears and 5 Kmart locations to close in October

https://beta.finance.yahoo.com/news/sears-kmart-store-closings-list-030519645.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 09, 2019, 04:37:28 AM
I know I said this before, but Sears had it all to capitalize on the web and threw it all away; oh well it is a very old story repeated again and again.

The last Sears catalog was 1993.

The first year of Amazon was 1994.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Brad on August 09, 2019, 01:36:25 PM
>Sears

They are such a pale shadow of what they once were that it is almost a kindness to have them shut down.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 12, 2019, 05:07:41 PM
BofA raises chance of a recession to 1-in-3 in the next 12 months

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/12/bank-of-america-raises-chance-of-a-recession-to-1-in-3-in-the-next-12-months.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 14, 2019, 03:23:36 AM
Quote
Value stocks have already priced in a recession: the SCHV (Schwab Large Cap Value ETF) sports a dividend yield of 2.96%, nearly double the 10-year Treasury yield of 1.64%. Meanwhile, the QQQ (Invesco QQQ Trust), the tech-heavy talisman of growth investors, pays only 0.78%. It's normal for growth stocks to pay a lower dividend than value stocks, but the size of the current gap is historically huge. The disparity can no longer be ignored.

A stock like Amazon (AMZN), trading at 73 times trailing earnings, can lose half its value in a Nasdaq minute as soon as a recession becomes visible. The sky-high multiple depends on continued high rates of growth, and even companies like AMZN lose momentum in a recession. Most readers of this article are too young to remember, but AMZN lost more than 90% of its value in the recession of 2001. It barely shows up in the chart today, but AMZN declined from a late-nineties high of over $100 to less than $6 by September, 2001.


The Coming Recession Will Crush Growth Stocks (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesberman/2019/08/13/the-coming-recession-will-crush-growth-stocks/#2fa2fbf545e5)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on August 14, 2019, 04:00:29 PM
All the news this morning on the radio was of recession
 - German economy contracted .1%
 - coastal housing markets dropping (I believe 4% price decline in Los Angeles)
 - record unemployment in Chinese cities (is Trump winning the trade war or other structural issues?)
 - two and ten year T bonds inverted for first time since 2007
 - US homeowners carrying highest level of mortgage debt since 2007 (but defaults still low)
 - oil prices down on fears of recession and Saudis who had been planning to boost production are looking at that again.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on August 14, 2019, 04:50:14 PM
>this morning

All warning signals are flashing red.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 14, 2019, 05:05:19 PM
Yeah, lots of bad news today. 
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 14, 2019, 05:27:08 PM
Compare us to Europe or Japan:

Economy growing
Low Unemployment
Rising wages
AND
When folks put money in the USA, we actually pay interest :-)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on August 15, 2019, 12:45:04 PM
Welp, since I just made my largest financial commitment to date last week, we should be entering a full blown recession in 3....2....1....
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 15, 2019, 01:53:20 PM
What did you commit to Dras?
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on August 15, 2019, 01:59:03 PM
> largest financial commitment

Bank some money and wait for contractor prices to go down while they're scrounging for work.  I saved >$7k on a commercial-grade bulkhead installation at the peak of the last recession.  The contractor was dealing near cost just to keep his crews employed.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on August 15, 2019, 06:21:48 PM
Rising wages

Yes. If we can just hold onto this economy a bit longer, we'll see some significant wage increases. Right now in the US, some big pain points I see are caused by labor shortages. The shuttle system in Yosemite is a mess because they can't find drivers. If the economy holds up for another 9 months, I *hope* we'll see significant wage incentives to get drivers to take that job.

What's interesting in the US is the level of anxiety, which is so out of step with the traditional metrics. I think it basically boils down to many forms of insecurity - job insecurity, scheduling insecurity, benefits insecurity and so on that has people on edge in a way that is atypical for these levels of unemployment.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 16, 2019, 12:54:51 PM
When the unemployment rate gets LOW employers begin to hire the unemployable.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 17, 2019, 10:37:40 AM
Oil Price Fundamental Daily Forecast –Slight Rise Indicates Traders Downplaying Recession Concerns

https://beta.finance.yahoo.com/news/oil-price-fundamental-daily-forecast-084032914.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 17, 2019, 06:42:39 PM
Quote
Early in the week, the markets were underpinned by optimism over potential production cuts by OPEC. Today, it’s better than expected U.S. retail sales data supporting prices. On Thursday, the U.S. reported that retail sales rose 0.7% in July as consumers bought a range of goods

Betting on the blissful ignorance of the average American consumer to fuel the economy can only work so long.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 18, 2019, 12:53:39 PM
Low unemployment, wage gains and a growing economy can bring on
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on August 19, 2019, 11:08:20 PM
RV Shipments are down 2 years in a row, which happened before last 3 recessions.

https://www.newser.com/story/279343/what-rv-shipments-say-about-a-possible-recession.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 20, 2019, 05:29:56 PM
"We live in an interconnected world"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzKLs8l9UPM
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 22, 2019, 06:16:00 AM
US has half a million fewer jobs than believed after big government revision (https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/08/21/jobs-u-s-employment-501-000-lower-than-believed-after-revisions/2076069001/)

Quote
The large change means job growth averaged 170,000 a month during the 12-month period, down from the 210,000 initially estimated, according to JPMorgan Chase.

Employment in several industries was revised down especially sharply. Payrolls dropped 175,000 in leisure and hospitality, and 146,000 in retail – two bellwether service sectors that depend heavily on consumer spending, the economy’s main engine.

Employment also fell by 163,000 in professional and business services and 69,000 in education and health services.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 22, 2019, 10:02:22 AM

Recession Fears Are Overblown

The yield curve is no longer a reliable predictor, and other economic indicators are strong.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/recession-fears-are-overblown-11566341495
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on August 22, 2019, 04:56:37 PM
The yield curve is no longer a reliable predictor

Highly debated,  but possibly true for many reasons. I guess two years from now we'll know (the Great Recession began 23 months after the yield curve inverted)
https://www.npr.org/2019/08/21/753185863/episode-934-two-yield-curve-indicators
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 23, 2019, 10:03:01 AM
Yep, possible July 2021
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on August 23, 2019, 03:49:13 PM
I'd rather we don't have a recession for another 10 years, but if it's going to come, I wish it would come right now.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 23, 2019, 04:01:51 PM
Our massive debt is going to make the coming recession that much more painful.

Why skyrocketing federal debt will mean the next recession is harder to overcome (https://www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/show/why-skyrocketing-federal-debt-will-mean-the-next-recession-is-harder-to-overcome)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on August 23, 2019, 05:14:54 PM
Quote
The deficit is now expected to close in on $1 trillion this year, and then stay over $1 trillion for every year on the horizon.

Remember how shocking it was when the DEBT passed $1 trillion? That was 1982.

The last time there was a decrease of more than 5% was... 1995 to 2000. The time before that was after WWII. In 1946, it was 119% and by the 1970s, it was bouncing around between 31% and 35%. Now we're looking at 106% next year. Prior to 2016, we had hit 104% or more only three time: 1945, 1946, 1947.

https://www.thebalance.com/national-debt-by-year-compared-to-gdp-and-major-events-3306287
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 23, 2019, 05:52:35 PM
It is complete fiscal irresponsibility --  basically Baby Boomers robbing Millennials.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 25, 2019, 08:21:27 PM
Manufacturing sector contracted for the first time since 2009 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/22/manufacturing-sector-contracted-first-time-since-data-show/?noredirect=on)

US consumer sentiment for August comes in well below estimates (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/16/us-consumer-sentiment-august-2019-preliminary.html)

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 26, 2019, 11:37:37 AM
There could be a  "Recession" in the 1st year of his second term.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on August 27, 2019, 11:22:15 AM
The Next Recession Will Destroy Millennials

"The trade war is dragging on. The yield curve is inverting. Investors are fleeing to safety. Global growth is slowing. The stock market is dipping. The Millennials are screwed."

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/millennials-are-screwed-recession/596728/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 27, 2019, 04:41:33 PM
As a father I try to strike a balance when it comes to what I tell my kids about my political and economic outlooks of the future.  They are definitely inheriting a mess caused by the laziness and selfishness of previous generations.  So far, the adult ones have done a good job of not getting into debt.  I try to get them to think about practicality of career choices in tough times ahead.  There is only so much one can do.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on August 27, 2019, 11:46:22 PM
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Corporate insiders have sold an average of $600 million of stock per day in August, according to TrimTabs Investment Research, which tracks stock market liquidity.

August is on track to be the fifth month of the year in which insider selling tops $10 billion. The only other times that has happened was 2006 and 2007, the period before the last bear market in stocks

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/26/investing/stock-market-insider-selling/index.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on September 17, 2019, 02:43:36 AM

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-09-09/a-manufacturing-recession-could-cost-trump-a-second-term

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About 250 Kuhn employees spent the Labor Day holiday caught in a two-week furlough, and they’re facing another in early October. A shrinking order book means Kuhn is cutting costs and slashing production as Petras and his managers peer out at a U.S. economy that looks far bleaker from the swing-state heartland than it does in either the White House or on Wall Street.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on September 20, 2019, 06:00:42 AM
Household debt bombs
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on September 20, 2019, 09:54:39 AM
you can add Student Debt to the DEBT BOMB  :-[
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on September 20, 2019, 04:33:56 PM
Yeah, it is over 1.5 trillion.  My kids have so far spent their lower division at community college to keep their experiences low.

Even more crazy is the auto loan debt, it is approaching the same amount and is something completely avoidable.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on September 20, 2019, 07:49:55 PM
My kids have so far spent their lower division at community college to keep their experiences low.

I hope you meant expenses ;-)

Seriously, my nephew did this and then transferred to a well-known engineering school and now makes a nice living in Silicon Valley and started his working life with very little student debt. It's a great plan.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on September 20, 2019, 08:43:39 PM
As a father, hopefully both!  ;)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on September 23, 2019, 09:58:01 AM
https://news.gallup.com/poll/266960/economic-confidence-drops-lowest-level-shutdown.aspx
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on September 23, 2019, 05:38:00 PM
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Americans' confidence in the economy has become less rosy this month as Gallup's Economic Confidence Index fell to +17 from August's +24 reading, marking the lowest level since the government shutdown ended in January.

At the same time, the public is evenly divided over the likelihood of a recession in the next year. The current expectation of a recession is nine points higher than it was in October 2007, just two months before the Great Recession began but slightly below a February 2001 reading, one month before that eight-month-long recession.

In my own little circle it seems most are oblivious.  I've seen a lot of new car purchases, a lot of debt being stacked on.  It is probably where I live.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on September 23, 2019, 09:37:17 PM
>seems most are oblivious

I'm not seeing any changes in behavior, either. 

That said, I'd think those left stranded by the Thomas Cook collapse *might* be a little more wary now.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on September 24, 2019, 12:44:23 AM
In my own little circle it seems most are oblivious.

In my own little circle, there is an uptick in people asking me what I remember about how the local hotel and vacation rental industry did during the Great Recession. Nobody was asking me about that a year ago.

I've mentioned this before, but I wonder to what extent recession worry becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Now a lot of people in Trumpworld seem to be asking the same question. Here's three examples from, respectively, conservative, center-right and center-left media...

https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/trump-sounds-the-alarm-on-a-conspiracy-against-economic-growth/
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/trump-recession-commentary-accuses-media-of-trying-to-create-one-2019-8-1028463363
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/30/business/economy/recession-trump.html
et cetera

I don't agree with Trump's allegation ("the media wants a recession"), but I think his basic observation is probably right - we could talk ourselves into a recession. The thing is, he has been well-served so far by using confrontation with "the media" to rally the base. I think he's playing with fire here though - by talking about recession and making accusations about a media conspiracy, he's keeping the topic in the news, which is probably the worst thing an incumbent president can do.

So to me it looks like there are two risks, one that Trump sees and one that he apparently doesn't.

1. By talking about recession enough, we could cause one, which will make re-election harder. He sees and fears this one, and rightly so.

2. By talking about recession, even to deny it, he makes people nervous and pessimistic on the economy and traditionally that is bad for incumbents. So if he doesn't learn a little restraint for once, he could face a situation where he runs for re-election in the midst of an excellent economy with no signs of recession and nevertheless loses the election because of the economy.

He needs to read George Lakoff's book, "Don't Think of Elephant." He keeps telling people, "News of a recession is fake news," failing to understand that the only word people hear in that sentence is "recession."
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on September 24, 2019, 08:44:11 PM

A majority of the ultra-wealthy expect a recession by 2020 and are hunkering down, says UBS survey
 (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/24/a-majority-of-ultra-wealthy-expect-a-recession-and-are-hunkering-down.html)
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  •    UBS surveyed 360 global family offices with an average family wealth of $1.2 billion.
  •    The result showed 55% of family offices see a recession by 2020.
  •    To mitigate risks, 45% of them are already adjusting their portfolios, including shifting to bonds and real estate, while 42% are increasing their cash reserves.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on October 01, 2019, 04:06:32 PM
US manufacturing survey shows worst reading in a decade (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/01/us-manufacturing-economy-contracts-to-worst-level-in-a-decade.html)

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The U.S. manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index from the Institute for Supply Management came in at 47.8% in September, the lowest since June 2009, marking the second consecutive month of contraction. Any figure below 50% signals a contraction.

The new export orders index was only 41%, the lowest level since March 2009, down from the August reading of 43.3%, ISM data showed.

We have now tariffed our way into a manufacturing recession in the U.S. and globally,” said Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on October 01, 2019, 04:28:09 PM
>>worst reading in a decade

What are the chances we are already in a recession?

What are the chances that the trade war is rolled back in 2020 and we never go into a recession?

Meanwhile, this is in my inbox from Visit California (state tourism board)
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Take a moment to view Year in Review FY18/19, to reflect on statewide marketing accomplishments and record-breaking tourism impacts – a collective success for the industry.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on October 01, 2019, 05:41:38 PM
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What are the chances we are already in a recession?

What are the chances that the trade war is rolled back in 2020 and we never go into a recession?

None of us are clairvoyant, but the trade war is not solely responsible for the slowdown, it just hastened it.   So, I doubt that rolling back tariffs will do much at this point other than push the timeline back a bit.  My bigger concern is the record breaking deficit (https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/us-deficit-federal-budget-short-record-amount-in-may-2019-6-1028274824) gives us very little fiscal wiggle room to deal with the next crisis. 
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on October 01, 2019, 09:14:46 PM
Low interest rates take away a big tool as well. In fact, the only tool left once interest rates bottom out is massive deficit spending, which should make you even more afraid of those deficits, especially in places where the rate is already basically zero and supra-national bodies can dictate how much deficit spending they can do.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on October 01, 2019, 10:32:13 PM
Manufacturers are mired in their deepest slump since the Great Recession - CBS News

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/manufacturing-recession-manufacturers-are-in-their-deepest-slump-since-the-recession/

Luckily, I guess, we don't have much manufacturing in my region of the state.  I'm still not clear as to the end result of all the farm commodity tariff brouhaha.  Riding by, things appear to be normal and yields look good.  But the farmers may be operating at a loss on borrowed money, FAIK.  I don't see as much shiny new high-$$$$ equipment as in previous years, though.


<added>
Just saw this.


Deere to lay off 163 U.S. workers as trade war dents equipment demand - Reuters

"The layoffs come weeks after the company said it would reduce production by 20% at its facilities in Illinois and Iowa in the second of half of the year to keep inventory in line with retail demand."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-deere-layoffs/deere-to-lay-off-163-u-s-workers-as-trade-war-dents-equipment-demand-idUSKBN1WG4OW
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on October 03, 2019, 03:53:39 PM
UK economy headed for recession after services shrink unexpectedly

https://www.lse.co.uk/news/uk-economy-headed-for-recession-after-services-shrink-unexpectedly-pmi-udwy2ayjqsfzygr.html

<added>

US stocks sink following weak services sector report

"The services sector, which makes up the bulk of the U.S. economy, grew at a slower pace in September than economists had forecast. The weak report follows disappointing figures on business hiring on Wednesday and a dismal manufacturing report on Tuesday."

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/us-stocks-sink-weak-services-sector-report-66033141
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on October 03, 2019, 07:17:57 PM
I'm sure other's have checked, but I'm not sure anyone has posted, at least not recently

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&geo=US&q=%2Fm%2F06bmj  -- search interest in Recession (topic)

Dec 2007 = 100
August 2019 = 76

Aug 2011 and Dec 2018 hit 30

The last time we saw 76 was Mar 2009 on the downslide from the recession
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on October 03, 2019, 07:22:04 PM
If you restrict it to "Finance" you can see that the chatter peaks right at the beginning and the "during" chatter is less than when looking at search in general

https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?cat=7&date=all&geo=US&q=%2Fm%2F06bmj

Basically, there's a massive peak when the recession actually starts and then there is another peak around the time the recession is *declared*, but the second peak is much smaller when looking just at finance.

By that measure, Google Trends number for August was the highest number by a large margin since December 2007.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on October 03, 2019, 07:29:24 PM
Meanwhile, over at the New York Times

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For one brief, terrifying moment this summer, the word “recession” was on everyone’s lips — the stuff of television segments, front-page articles and Google searches.

Then, just as abruptly, everything started to look pretty much fine.

....

But it would be premature to declare a clean bill of health....

The latest, starkest reminder was a new manufacturing number published Tuesday. It showed the sector was contracting in September at its fastest rate since 2009....

...the manufacturing industry in the United States has added an average of only 3,000 jobs a month, down from 25,000 a month as recently as the spring of 2018.

...Spending on nonresidential construction fell 0.4 percent in August
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/upshot/recession-risks-economic-outlook.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article


Meanwhile, Washington Post reports this:
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Others even speculated that reports about presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’s health might have sparked the sell-off.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/02/dow-plunges-more-than-points-wall-street-extends-october-losses/

which mostly goes to prove that lots of people who speculate about the economy are untethered from reality (which may be true of me too, but WaPo is not interviewing me!)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on October 06, 2019, 10:03:23 PM
Ooooph!

HSBC to cut up to 10,000 jobs in drive to slash costs

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hsbc-hldg-layoffs/hsbc-to-cut-up-to-10000-jobs-ft-idUSKBN1WL0J9
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on October 07, 2019, 12:37:29 PM
Related, Robots to cut 200,000 U.S. bank jobs in next decade:

https://www.americanbanker.com/articles/robots-to-cut-200-000-us-bank-jobs-in-next-decade-study
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on October 07, 2019, 02:36:06 PM
ROBOTS should be a MEGA thread of its own.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on October 07, 2019, 07:23:03 PM
That's what the Terminator thread sort of evolved into.

Imagine that thing malfunctioning.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Brad on October 08, 2019, 10:24:25 AM
I'm having my annual meeting with my Edward Jones broker.  This thread has gotten to me, so I'm going to tell him to shift to circling the wagons.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on October 14, 2019, 09:04:01 PM

Billionaire Warren Buffett Is Predicting a Stock Market Crash; Is He Right? (https://www.ccn.com/billionaire-warren-buffett-predicting-a-stock-market-crash/)

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The Oracle of Omaha’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK) had cashed out nearly 60% of its investment portfolio at the end of June according to an SEC filing. The $122 billion cash pile is unusual for Buffett, who typically puts his money to work through acquisitions, stock buybacks or equity purchases.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on October 16, 2019, 11:15:18 PM
Global economy faces $19tn corporate debt timebomb, warns IMF  (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/16/global-economy-faces-19tn-corporate-debt-timebomb-warns-imf)

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Low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that risks becoming a $19tn (£15tn) timebomb in the event of another global recession, the International Monetary Fund has said.

In its half-yearly update on the state of the world’s financial markets, the IMF said that almost 40% of the corporate debt in eight leading countries – the US, China, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Spain – would be impossible to service if there was a downturn half as serious as that of a decade ago.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on October 17, 2019, 05:54:26 AM
Weak U.S. retail sales cast shadow over slowing economy
 (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-retail/weak-u-s-retail-sales-cast-gloom-over-economy-idUSKBN1WV1NG)


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, suggesting that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again later this month.

The downbeat report from the Commerce Department on Wednesday came on the heels of data this month showing a moderation in job growth and services sector activity in September. Signs of cracks in the economy’s main pillar of support, ahead of the holiday season, could further stoke financial market fears of a sharper slowdown in economic growth.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on October 25, 2019, 02:16:13 PM
Nordstrom seven-story, 320,000-square-foot space offers a glimpse into the future of retail.

Seems they are bucking the trend.

https://www.elledecor.com/shopping/a29550435/nordstrom-manhattan-flagship/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on October 26, 2019, 12:19:29 PM
"With the probability of a recession looming large, consumers can be expected to play it safe and not go for big-ticket purchases. That’s bad news for the US housing market."

The U.S. Housing Market Crash Is Officially Here
https://www.ccn.com/u-s-housing-market-crash-officially-here/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on October 26, 2019, 01:04:12 PM
https://www.realtor.com/research/2019-national-housing-forecast/

ADDED, But
https://www.wsj.com/articles/once-asking-250-million-americas-onetime-priciest-home-sells-for-less-11571943798
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on October 26, 2019, 10:12:00 PM
The top article is a year old, I wonder how correct they were?
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on October 30, 2019, 04:26:48 PM
The US economy is slowing (https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/30/economy/us-gdp-third-quarter/index.html)

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The economy was helped by growing consumer and government spending, but the pace of growth decelerated. Americans spent less on cars, continuing a trend that has been ongoing for a year.*

But Americans also spent less on clothing and footwear. The Trump administration hit some Chinese imports of clothes and shoes with tariffs during the summer.
Nevertheless, the report beat analyst expectations. Economists polled by Refinitiv expected growth to be as slow as 1.6% ahead of the release.

I guess 1.9% is god news these days.

*Anecdotally, as I've said elsewhere, I am seeing a bunch of new cars on the road.  It would be interesting to see a map of where new cars are selling.  I feel like Californians are oblivious the the economic risks at the moment.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on November 04, 2019, 12:05:25 PM
Yahoo Finance• November 4, 2019

Stocks have canceled the 2020 recession

https://beta.finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-have-canceled-the-2020-recession-111918255.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on November 04, 2019, 06:50:46 PM
 The ‘mother of all bubbles’ could blow up the economy if profits don’t improve, warns Blackstone strategist (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-mother-of-all-bubbles-could-blow-up-the-economy-if-profits-dont-improve-warns-blackstone-strategist-2019-11-04)

I don't know, we'll see.   

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on November 07, 2019, 12:09:17 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/06/us-industrial-productivity-labor-costs-q3-2019.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Rupert on November 07, 2019, 05:47:25 PM
Recent in the UK:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/mothercare-close-uk-stores-jobs-loss-administration-a9187546.html

also heard a family who had people working at Peacocks were worried about their jobs.

The oldest department store in the UK closed its doors in Derby recently.  Bennetts.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-50027472
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on November 08, 2019, 06:05:43 PM
Anecdotal, but pretty strong here that a lot of people are nervous, and cashflow is tightening a bit.

If we didn't talk ourselves into already, we're walking that way now.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on November 13, 2019, 03:37:33 PM
Recession fears have vanished - Axios
https://www.axios.com/recession-fears-have-vanished-0d02ba58-81ac-4c47-a645-001ff8908023.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on November 13, 2019, 06:01:59 PM
Interesting.

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"The CNN Fear & Greed Index registered 'extreme fear' (<25 on a scale from 0-100) in August but is now in 'extreme greed' (91), indicating we may have gone too far too fast."

 :o

One of the signals I always use is a friend who is a piano tuner. His clients seem to put off tunings when they are worried. He kept telling that there was "no work." Yesterday he told me tunings have picked up again and he's doing better.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on November 13, 2019, 06:03:36 PM
Actually, the Fear and Greed Index commonly makes massive moves
https://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on November 22, 2019, 01:11:42 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/personal-loans-are-growing-like-a-weed-a-potential-warning-sign-for-the-us-economy/ar-BBX7SW0

Also, I've had a prospective startup client contact us for marketing for "installment loans" which seems to be a very high interest (well into double digits) loan structured in a way to be legal with current regs. Reading up on it, seems very nasty.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on November 24, 2019, 05:12:42 AM
The great American labor paradox: Plentiful jobs, most of them bad (https://qz.com/1752676/the-job-quality-index-is-the-economic-indicator-weve-been-missing/)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on November 25, 2019, 02:56:32 AM
That is the problem... everyone has a job, often two or three. But they are scared they won't make rent, scared they will get laid off, scared they will need to go to the doctor and fail to show up for work on an on-call day and lose their job.

Scheduling security and overtime threshold are two big frontiers for the American labor movement in the coming years. Just-in-time scheduling is one of the biggest complaints people have, more so even than wages.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on November 25, 2019, 06:36:23 PM
Moved here
http://th3core.com/talk/economics-investing/america's-auto-loan-debt-is-truly-out-of-control/15/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on November 29, 2019, 01:50:33 AM
Trucking is an early indicator.

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America's $800 billion trucking industry has been in a recession since the beginning of 2019.

That downturn is now affecting truck manufacturers and the people who work at them.

Cummins, a manufacturer of heavy equipment based in Columbus, Indiana, told its employees last week that it would lay off about 2,000 workers worldwide. Cummins' 2018 revenue totaled $23.8 billion.

https://www.businessinsider.com/cummins-confirms-2000-layoffs-at-truck-engine-manufacturer-trucking-downturn-2019-11

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The data backs up Boblett's claim, particularly when it comes to new orders of big rigs. According to the most recent data from FTR Transportation Intelligence, October orders of heavy-duty trucks were down by 51% from last year. October is typically the hottest month for new truck orders, and this October's orders hit a three-year low, the weakest since 2016.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on December 17, 2019, 01:06:50 PM
U.S. economy shakes free of recession fears in striking turnaround since August

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/u-s-economy-shakes-free-of-recession-fears-in-striking-turnaround-since-august/ar-AAK9ByW

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on January 04, 2020, 09:30:32 AM
Debenhams will begin a make-or-break year with 19 store closures this month that will result in 660 job losses on the UK’s fragile high streets.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/03/debenhams-kicks-off-make-or-break-year-with-19-store-closures
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on January 04, 2020, 03:28:10 PM
Nine States Face Economic Contraction, Most Since 2009 Crisis
Report from the Philadelphia Fed, who issues this forecast monthly
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-02/nine-states-face-economic-contraction-most-since-2009-crisis

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The overall outlook for the economy, which is enjoying the longest expansion on record, has been helped by the Trump administration scoring trade deals including a pact with China due to be signed this month, lower interest rates, a tight labor market and a rally in stocks.

A Bloomberg Economics model to determine America’s recession odds estimates the chance of one within the next year at about one in three -- though that’s down from last year.

And then of course, there's the assassination of Soleimani... which is a bit of a wildcard

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/investors-are-misplacing-threats-to-the-us-stock-market-2020-01-03
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When the first Gulf War started in 1990, I started short-selling the market, only to see the market shoot straight up.

Historical precedences aside, there is a small probability that this time may be different. The reason is that the U.S. has hurt Iran’s pride. When a nation’s pride is hurt, its leaders may not act rationally. The rational view is that it is in the interest of all parties to de-escalate the situation.

The real danger to investors is not a war with Iran but the simple fact that this stock market is controlled by the momo (momentum) crowd. A big part of the buying has occurred just because the market is going up. The momo crowd is fickle and can easily start selling if momentum reverses. For this high valuation, fundamental and macro underpinnings are weak in this stock market.


Here’s what typically happens to the financial markets after major Middle East crisis events
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/03/heres-what-happens-to-the-markets-after-major-middle-east-events.html

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Stocks and oil tend to outperform defensive assets like gold and Treasurys in the months after major crisis events in the Middle East, according to an analysis by CNBC.

et cetera
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on January 05, 2020, 01:16:17 AM
UK's HMV still making bad news.

"HMV has warned of possible job losses as it fights to keep open stores across the country in the face of high rents and business rates."

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/04/hmv-confirms-three-stores-are-closing-with-job-losses-expected
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on January 05, 2020, 04:06:45 AM
I've been saying this for years, commercial properties are not an asset, they are a liability.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on January 07, 2020, 12:13:18 AM
IIRC, this one was on the watch list upstream;

Pier 1 Imports closing nearly half of stores as sales falter - ABC News
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/pier-imports-closing-half-stores-sales-falter-68105591
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on January 07, 2020, 11:11:55 AM
"commercial properties are not an asset, they are a liability"

Having spent years in the commercial Real Estate BIZ, I would agree that online BIZ has taken over. With the continuation of expanded GOV under both GOP & DEM > office buildings in CAPITAL cities will remain strong IMFO

BUT getting back to "Recession"

I'd encourage you to search the phrase "Household Formation 2020"

"Millennials, once held down by the worst job market since the Great Depression, are now in a position where they are the primary demographic driving housing demand."
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on January 09, 2020, 03:07:43 PM
More than 1,700 stores are closing in 2020 as the retail apocalypse drags on. Here's the full list.
https://www.businessinsider.com/stores-closing-in-2020-list-2020-1
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on January 09, 2020, 03:24:00 PM
Store closings are a reflection of the change in consumer buying habits.

Do they effect the GDP is the question when it comes to recession.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on January 11, 2020, 10:27:22 PM
Economy in a Nutshell: Manufacturing in Recession. Services Booming.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/upshot/economy-in-a-nutshell-manufacturing-in-recession-services-booming.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 11, 2020, 10:40:08 PM
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The manufacturing recession underway shows up in the employment numbers: The nation’s factories shed 12,000 jobs in December, with the steepest loss in the making of fabricated metal products. A further 8,000 jobs were lost in the mining sector, reflecting a slump in spending on energy exploration. Transportation and warehousing employment fell by 10,400, another potential knock-on effect of the manufacturing slump.

This story is not too complicated: The sectors that bear the brunt of the global economic slowdown and the trade wars are cutting jobs, or at least they were in December.


Lots of low level service job growth, but I'd like to see a map of where those jobs are.  I have a suspicion that the places hit the most from the decline in skilled labor jobs aren't opening too many Starbucks.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 12, 2020, 09:20:17 PM
More on the topic.

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In a recent analysis, we found that 53 million workers ages 18 to 64—or 44% of all workers—earn barely enough to live on. Their median earnings are $10.22 per hour, and about $18,000 per year. These low-wage workers are concentrated in a relatively small number of occupations, including retail sales, cooks, food and beverage servers, janitors and housekeepers, personal care and service workers (such as child care workers and patient care assistants), and various administrative positions.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2020/01/08/low-unemployment-isnt-worth-much-if-the-jobs-barely-pay/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on January 13, 2020, 04:12:11 AM
>> 44% of all workers—earn barely enough to live on

That is a damning statistic for one of the richest societies in the history of the world.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on January 13, 2020, 09:06:54 AM
There’s Almost No Chance of a Recession This Year, Experts Say. Here’s Why.

https://www.marketwatch.com/articles/why-markets-will-gain-despite-looming-risks-barrons-roundtable-panelists-say-51578707631

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on January 13, 2020, 01:37:51 PM
I've been saying this for years, commercial properties are not an asset, they are a liability.

Care to expound this a bit?
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 14, 2020, 06:33:55 PM
I hope he chimes in, but I am going to guess.   When the economy tanks people still need a place to live but stores/businesses close down and the property owner is stuck paying the mortgage/insurance/taxes on an empty building.

During the last recessions when there were tons of empty buildings rents were actually going up in some parts as people lost their homes and put upwards pressure on rentals.

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on January 18, 2020, 12:13:59 PM
Home Sales, Housing Starts Seen Rising in 2020
Among the positive demand factors are: solid job gains, historically low mortgage rates and above-trend household formations.


https://www.builderonline.com/money/economics/home-sales-housing-starts-seen-rising-in-2020_o
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on January 18, 2020, 06:18:24 PM
>>above-trend household formations

This maps to your previous comment about how millennials are finally starting to fuel household formation.

The one thing that I find is how many of those millennials are planning on forming permanent two-person households. Of course, when my brother got married, he swore he didn't want kids... then one day he did.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 18, 2020, 07:23:26 PM
This is interesting, seems the consumer is a lagging indicator.

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Consumers and corporate chieftains are heading in the opposite direction, with one group still brimming with good thoughts about the future and the other sure that tougher times are coming.

Recent surveys exemplify a trend that began a few years ago and has accelerated over the past several months. The gap between sentiment is broad and growing, though there’s some reason to believe that a change could be coming.

Chief executive officers and chief financial officers see an economy that is heading into a slowdown if not an outright recession. Recent surveys show that CEOs believe recession is the biggest risk in 2020, while almost all CFOs surveyed by Deloitte think the economy is likely to at least slow.

They view the U.S.-China trade war, a slowing global picture and increasing headline political risks as threats to the decadelong expansion that is the longest in American history.

But consumers are in the opposite camp.

While sentiment has leveled off from record highs, they still view conditions as generally positive. Spending remains strong even amid a growing savings rate, as consumers remain the beneficiary of a 50-year low in the unemployment rate and historic highs for the stock market.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/09/ceo-confidence-in-economy-has-cratered-consumers-say-things-are-ok.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on January 18, 2020, 09:01:23 PM
>consumer sentiment

It's a sugar high.

Families Still Drowning In Consumer Debt, Adding To Financial Insecurity
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christianweller/2020/01/18/families-still-drowning-in-consumer-debt-adding-to-financial-insecurity/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 24, 2020, 01:22:49 AM
>It's a sugar high.

U.S. Economic Confidence at Highest Point Since 2000 (https://news.gallup.com/poll/283940/economic-confidence-highest-point-2000.aspx)


National Debt Increased by $3 Trillion Over the Past Three Years (https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-national-debt-increase-3-trillion-first-three-years-presidency-1483660)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 30, 2020, 06:08:10 PM
The Corona virus may change the equation.  We have lots of supply chains being disrupted and travel curtailed.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on January 31, 2020, 11:12:41 AM
The economy will survive. It does every year!

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 31, 2020, 06:44:22 PM
>The economy will survive. It does every year!

No doubt, the sky isn't falling.  What I'm wondering is if this may be enough to slow down the global economy to the point of negative growth.   Manufacturing is already in recession.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on January 31, 2020, 07:14:50 PM
U.S. farm bankruptcies hit an eight-year high (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-farms-bankruptcy-idUSKBN1ZT2YE)

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According to data released this week by the United States Courts, family farmers filed 595 Chapter 12 bankruptcies in 2019, up from 498 filings a year earlier. The data also shows that such filings - known as “family farmer” bankruptcies - have steadily increased every year for the past five years.




Eurozone economy barely growing at all (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51327611)

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on February 01, 2020, 08:42:09 PM
https://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2020/02/apple-joins-starbucks-and-mcdonalds-corp-in-closing-all-mainland-china-apple-stores-until-at-least-february-9.html

Most/almost all countries closing borders to china, airlines shutting down and now these all-mainland retailers. This is definitely going to hurt China, maybe just a bump for the rest of us.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on February 02, 2020, 12:00:10 PM
"just a bump"

YEP
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 02, 2020, 04:19:17 PM
>bump 

A $174 billion bump, for starters.

China to inject US$174 billion of liquidity into markets amid new coronavirus outbreak | South China Morning Post
https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3048618/china-inject-us174-billion-liquidity-markets-amid-new
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 03, 2020, 06:50:35 AM
>just a bump

China oil demand has plunged 20% on coronavirus lockdown; biggest shock since global financial crisis (https://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/china-oil-demand-has-plunged-20-on-wuhan-virus-lockdown-biggest-shock-since-global)

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Chinese oil demand has dropped by about three million barrels a day, or 20 per cent of total consumption, as the coronavirus squeezes the economy, according to people with inside knowledge of the country's energy industry.

The drop is probably the largest demand shock the oil market has suffered since the global financial crisis of 2008 to 2009, and the most sudden since the Sept 11 attacks. It could force the hand of the Opec cartel, which is considering an emergency meeting to cut production and staunch the decline in prices, which are headed for the lowest close in a year.

We're still in the very early stages.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on February 03, 2020, 12:25:15 PM
Chinese Stocks Are Tanking as Markets Reopen. Why U.S. Stocks Are Rising.

https://beta.finance.yahoo.com/m/c35b3166-4fe8-347c-bd59-44d7a63bc437/chinese-stocks-are-tanking-as.html

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 03, 2020, 01:03:48 PM
Investors should prepare for ‘soberingly low’ returns - MarketWatch

"expected the real return of the traditional U.S. portfolio — 60% stocks to 40% bonds — over the next five to 10 years to be 2.4%" (oooph!)

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-how-a-top-hedge-fund-manager-says-investors-should-prepare-for-soberingly-low-returns-2020-02-03
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 03, 2020, 03:28:32 PM
'“It is big. It’s going to paralyze China. It’s going to cascade throughout the global economy,” said the Allianz chief economic advisor.'

El-Erian says coronavirus to 'paralyze China,' don't buy stock dips

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/03/el-erian-says-coronavirus-to-paralyze-china-dont-buy-stock-dips.html

See my post about pharm shipments from China, for example.  This morning, my contact said that not only are there few transport flights but that the factories are closed and her associates in CN are not available.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on February 03, 2020, 06:54:56 PM
>'“It is big. It’s going to paralyze China. It’s going to cascade throughout the global economy,” said the Allianz chief economic advisor.'

When I was typing out maybe we'd just have a bump, debbie knew it was wishful thinking.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 03, 2020, 10:52:05 PM
WHaaaa??

"We have not seen a demand destruction event of this scale that moves this quickly"

Oil hits 13-month lows as coronavirus cuts demand - Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-hits-13-month-lows-as-coronavirus-cuts-demand-idUSKBN1ZX033
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 06, 2020, 12:36:57 AM
70% chance of recession in next six months, study from MIT and State Street finds
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/05/70percent-chance-of-recession-in-next-six-months-study-from-mit-and-state-street-finds.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 06, 2020, 07:42:51 PM
I can't see this not having an impact.

airlines cancel more than 46,000 flights amid coronavirus epidemic (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/06/coronavirus-china-becomes-increasingly-isolated-as-airlines-pull-out.html)

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 06, 2020, 08:08:35 PM
>airlines

This is probably worse. From my maritime news feeds

Coronavirus Disrupts Global Container Shipping – gCaptain
https://gcaptain.com/coronavirus-disrupts-global-container-shipping/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 18, 2020, 02:16:51 PM
Big one.

'Quinn warned there would be "meaningful" workforce reductions in the bank's home market of the United Kingdom. Other cuts to jobs and costs will come from a simplification of the bank's organizational structure and from the effect of technology and digitization on the business.'

'The bank plans to reduce its global headcount by roughly 15% to 200,000 over the next three years, a company spokesperson said, although the precise figures have not been finalized.
HSBC will also ditch $100 billion in assets, shrink its investment bank and close a third of its US branches as it shifts resources to the Middle East and Asia, where it already makes most of its profits. The changes are expected to cost $7.2 billion by 2022.'

HSBC plans to cut 35,000 jobs as profit drops 33%
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/18/business/hsbc-results-2019-announcement/index.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on February 18, 2020, 02:51:53 PM
They will close 76 branches in the USA.

I'm not sure that I have ever seen one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSBC_Bank_USA
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 18, 2020, 03:19:41 PM
>I'm not sure that I have ever seen one.

Same here.  Must be Yankee/Cali-only.  Which may explain their problem in the US.  I live in a small town, but it's the business hub of dozens of outlying rural communities. We have too many banks, but there has been some down-sizing over the last decade.

Oh, and don't forget ....DON'T BANK ONLINE!  hhh
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on February 18, 2020, 07:11:20 PM
Macy's Downgraded To Junk; Stock Tumbles

S&P Global Ratings
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 18, 2020, 08:01:01 PM
Dow Slides After Morgan Stanley Warns the ‘Downturn’ Has Begun  (https://www.ccn.com/dow-slide-morgan-stanley-warns-downturn-has-begun/)

Warren Buffett' Berkshire Hathaway has moved into defensive stocks while trimming banks and consumer discretionary stocks. Should investors be concerned about recession? (https://www.ccn.com/warren-buffetts-stock-moves-warn-of-looming-recession-for-u-s-economy/)

Japan’s Economy Shrinks 6.3% (https://www.wsj.com/articles/japans-economyshrinks-as-sales-tax-increase-cools-consumption-11581898410)

Could the coronavirus epidemic trigger a China-led global recession? (https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3049412/could-coronavirus-epidemic-trigger-china-led-global-recession)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 21, 2020, 06:33:08 PM
China's passenger car sales tumble 92% in first half of Feb due to virus outbreak
https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2020/02/21/china039s-passenger-car-sales-tumble-92-in-first-half-of-feb-due-to-virus-outbreak
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 22, 2020, 11:11:10 PM
The Glub, Glub, Glub Of Recession Circling The Drain (https://seekingalpha.com/article/4326458-glub-glub-glub-of-recession-circling-drain)

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In short, manufacturing remains in recession; corporate profits remain in recession; freight remains deep in recession; Carmageddon remains in recession; and the Retail Apocalypse remains a recession for brick-and-mortar stores, while employment - the last holdout - is now also turning downward.

Anecdotal:  The Mrs & I went out to dinner last night and there were a lot less people out downtown than there was six month ago.  We were speculating that its coronavirus making people stay in.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 26, 2020, 02:28:19 PM
Moody's downgrades auto sales forecast on virus fears - ABC News
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/moodys-downgrades-auto-sales-forecast-virus-fears-69228781
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on February 26, 2020, 05:24:33 PM
>>virus fears

SFO just declared a state of emergency despite no confirmed cases. In Russia, they are monitoring and putting restrictions on Chinese.

All of this is going to throw some cold water on global trade and eventually even local trade.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 26, 2020, 07:17:37 PM
> state of emergency

Saw a headline that London did the same.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on February 27, 2020, 11:03:27 AM
Saudi Arabia suspends pilgrimages to Mecca over coronavirus
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 27, 2020, 03:53:08 PM
So, with CV I think we went fro recession speculation to now speculating on how bad it's going to get.   We haven't had a disruptive force like this in decades. 
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on February 28, 2020, 03:47:22 AM
>>decades

Do you think it's bigger than the complete shutdown of air traffic and then launching two wars in 2001?

But yes, that's the only thing I can think of in a long time that seems this disruptive to the economy.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on February 28, 2020, 05:20:28 PM
>Do you think it's bigger than the complete shutdown of air traffic and then launching two wars in 2001?

Probably yes, this is a global crisis with massive economic disruption basically everywhere. 
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on February 29, 2020, 07:25:25 PM
Companies are canceling U.S. domestic travel over coronavirus fears
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/companies-are-canceling-us-domestic-travel-over-coronavirus-fears/ar-BB10xnbr

Coronavirus prompts United Airlines to offer pilots a month for flight cuts
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/29/coronavirus-prompts-united-airlines-to-offer-pilots-a-month-for-flight-cuts.html

The travel industry, a linchpin of the global economy, is suffering its worst shock since 9/11
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/29/business/travel-industry-coronavirus-economic-impact/index.html

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 01, 2020, 07:26:09 AM
$6 trillion gone in six days (https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/02/28/global-stock-markets-have-lost-6-trillion-in-value-in-six-days.html)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on March 01, 2020, 10:09:05 AM
Still, the likely end-point of this outbreak will see it settle down as an endemic disease — one of the suite of respiratory viruses like influenza and the common cold that travel around the world year after year, with most of us regarding them as little more than a nuisance. Bloomberg via Yahoo
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on March 01, 2020, 02:36:09 PM
>>likely end point

The problem is that the end point can take a couple of centuries to reach for some diseases and others (the Plague) remain virulent even today. Basically, a disease becomes less virulent if the virulent form kills too regularly and too quickly for that strain to spread.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on March 02, 2020, 10:45:04 AM
Deepening Rout in Commodities Stokes Fears About World Economy

https://www.wsj.com/articles/deepening-rout-in-commodities-stokes-fears-about-world-economy-11583064001
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on March 02, 2020, 03:10:18 PM
Redditor compiles a worldwide supplychain status post daily. 

Today's entry:
https://www.reddit.com/r/supplychain/comments/fc9ztk/covid19_update_2nd_march/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 02, 2020, 07:02:22 PM
That's a great link Dras, thanks.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 03, 2020, 06:55:46 PM
The Fed just hit the coronavirus panic button (https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/03/investing/federal-reserve-interest-rate-cut-coronavirus-emergency/index.html)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on March 03, 2020, 11:58:07 PM
Wrong thread...
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 04, 2020, 12:18:55 AM
Depends on how you look at it.  Fed as in Federal Reserve.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on March 04, 2020, 06:38:10 AM
Sorry. I meant that I deleted my post b/c it was the wrong thread. I meant to add the Google/Amazon info to the coronavirus thread, though it could go here too
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Drastic on March 07, 2020, 09:35:01 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/supplychain/comments/few230/covid19_update_saturday_7th_march/

A few I picked though most of it is a good read:

Cases since yesterday-
...
- Italy: 4,636 (up 50.1%)
- Iran: 4,747 (up 62.5%)
- Germany: 639 (up 59.8%; 15 out of 16 states now have recorded infections)
- France: 613 (a jump of 50.0%)
- Japan: 408 (up 16.9%)
- Spain: 374 (up 43.8%)
- USA: 213 (up 43.9%)
...

"Chinese authorities say 76m workers have gone back to work (60% of the total workforce that left for the Chinese New Year)."

...

"The US may already be in a recession - Bloomberg reports (link) that New research from State Street Associates and Massachusetts Institute of Technology indicates that the U.S. economy was already vulnerable a recession before the virus outbreak; in January the chance of a recession was 70%. If stocks give up all their growth over the past 12 months the chance will rise to 80%. The Treasury yield curve was perilously close to inversion in January as well; Bloomberg explains that inversion of the yield curve - which long-term interest rates are lower than short-term ones - is a strong indicator of recession.)"
...

"Is China really back up to speed? - Caixing media, an independent Chinese media company, is reporting (Link) that local governments are fraudulently boosting electricity consumption and other metrics in order to meet tough new back-to-work targets. It adds that leaving lights and air conditioners on all day long in empty offices, turning on manufacturing equipment, faking staff rosters and even coaching factory workers to lie to inspectors are just some of the ways they helped manufacture flashy statistics on the resumption of business for local governments to report up the chain. Beijing is apparently tracking power consumption to identify whether companies are operational."
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 07, 2020, 11:22:48 PM
I really like the daily summaries this guy is doing.   Its crazy how the case numbers are out of date by the time their published.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 08, 2020, 11:51:16 PM
Perfect storm.

Dow futures drop 1,000 points as all-out oil price war adds to coronavirus stress
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/08/dow-futures-drop-700-points-as-all-out-oil-price-war-adds-to-coronavirus-stress.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 09, 2020, 12:21:45 AM
Likely to be a very rough day tomorrow.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on March 09, 2020, 12:48:47 AM
I keep wondering if it's finally time to put some cash into the stock market.

I don't think we have hit Peak Fear yet. When the US is behaving like China and Italy with everything on lockdown, that, I would say, will be a buy signal... but I might not dare to part with my cash at that point, since I might have to actually spend it in that circumstance.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on March 09, 2020, 10:50:24 AM
The Dow Will Bounce Back. History Tells Us When


https://www.barrons.com/articles/time-to-buy-stocks-history-offers-a-guide-51583637721

ADDED
We have the strongest economy in the world. As long as the government does NOTHING the market will correct itself'. To quote Elon Musk https://www.usatoday.com/.../coronavirus.../4994870002/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on March 09, 2020, 04:46:24 PM
The Dow Will Bounce Back. History Tells Us When

The challenging part is:

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For starters, it appears big dips beget more big dips.

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“The coronavirus is reminiscent of 1990 in terms of stock-market effect,” wrote Stifel head of institutional equity strategy Barry Bannister, referring to the year Iraq invaded Kuwait. “A short, sharp, out-of-the blue shock that, after the fact, proved to have been painful, but economically overrated.”

There wasn’t a 10% weekly decline in 1990. There was, however, a 7.8% decline, and the market dropped six straight weeks around the August occupation.

As littleman said early on, this will probably have a longer effect than Sept 11 (or the Gulf War).

I suppose this is probably a great time for dollar-cost averaging. If you have $12 to invest, invest a dollar month through the downturn
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 09, 2020, 04:53:22 PM
>I keep wondering if it's finally time to put some cash into the stock market.

If you want to hedge your investment you could start dollar cost averaging, but
I doubt we are at the bottom yet.  Given that stocks tend to fall faster than they rise it seems to make sense to wait imo.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on March 10, 2020, 06:40:29 PM
dollar cost averaging, but

:-) See last line of my post. Still, before Corona, I was thinking a 20% downturn would be a signal to jump in. Haven't checked whether we are there or not.

In terms of economic effects, I draw your attention to items 3 and 4 on this page
https://industry.visitcalifornia.com/marketing-communications/coronavirus

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We are currently modeling impacts based on an assumed five- to six-month crisis window but a longer impact on travel. The most affected market segments will be large events and overseas visits. In 2003, overseas visits to the US contracted for 8 months with China falling 30% for the year and the rest of Asia falling 10%. Total international visits fell 5.4%. Canada and Mexico were less affected than overseas markets with declines of 2.5% and 1.9%, respectively.

Here, scroll below the recording replay (I did not attend the webinar) and look at the charts.
https://keydatadashboard.com/coronavirus-impact-report-on-short-term-vacation-rental-regions/

The travel industry is going to experience a bloodbath... actually, it already is.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 10, 2020, 09:29:42 PM
Coronavirus crackdown is cutting Italy's GDP by 10-15% - economist  (https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/coronavirus-crackdown-is-cutting-italys-gdp-by-10-15-economist-2020-03-10)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 10, 2020, 11:07:15 PM
Ships' logs...

Busiest Port in U.S. Sees 23% Drop in Cargo Volumes in February – gCaptain
https://gcaptain.com/busiest-port-in-u-s-sees-23-drop-in-cargo-volumes-in-february/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 11, 2020, 04:07:00 PM
Coronavirus fallout: At least 150 companies have warned of earnings hit

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/11/coronavirus-at-least-150-companies-have-warned-investors.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 11, 2020, 04:14:10 PM
They're talking about a payroll tax cut, that's not going to do much.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 11, 2020, 04:20:46 PM
>payroll tax cut, that's not going to do much.

Restaurants across the country are already on the brink of collapse. What happens when this goes on for a month or more?

I see a lot of chatter about uber drivers and hourly workers getting paid.  There'll be some spotty feel-good stories, but the overall impact on payroll numbers is going to be horrific.

...And nobody has even mentioned anything about those that work on commission or tips.  No protection for them.  For instance, how many real estate agents are going to have their income wiped out for a few months?

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on March 11, 2020, 04:37:11 PM
Just heard a radio story on this on the way to work - 30% of US workers have no paid sick leave. 70% have less than two weeks.

I am thinking that does NOT count those who are self-employed - real estate agents, handymen, solo SEOs...
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on March 11, 2020, 05:59:42 PM
> Restaurants

Almost a total wipeout in Vietnam, no customers. They will hang on though.

In my Cyprus neck of the woods restaurants are empty, sort of pre-season but nipped to the shops earlier and had to avoid the tumbleweed. Eerily quiet. More leveraged here, some will take a tumble.

I'm in the process of building a 28 room resort in Ninh Binh, Vietnam. Thankfully won't be finished until next year, ready to ride the wave of pent up travel demand  ;) Assuming anybody is still alive  :-\
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 11, 2020, 06:13:47 PM
> 28 room resort

Get one of those disinfectant-spraying drones to patrol the hallways and common areas.

Don't buy a cruise ship.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 11, 2020, 07:32:07 PM
The first wave of coronavirus-related layoffs has started - The Washington Post (paywalled)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/11/layoffs-coronavirus/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 13, 2020, 04:47:43 PM
From /r/dataisbeautiful/, shows the stark contrast between this downturn and 2008.  Looks like a stone falling off a cliff.

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: buckworks on March 13, 2020, 06:58:55 PM
A friend of mine in New York closed his office on Wednesday. Manhattan office, family-owed business, luxury products, 30-40 employees. Everyone is hunkering down at home "until further notice".

He fears the company won't stay solvent for long.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 16, 2020, 02:33:08 AM
Federal Reserve cuts rates to zero and launches massive $700 billion quantitative easing program (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/federal-reserve-cuts-rates-to-zero-and-launches-massive-700-billion-quantitative-easing-program.html)

Futures trading hinting that its going to be little help.  We may be in for a very bad week.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Travoli on March 16, 2020, 04:35:12 AM
>hinting

Futures hit limit down almost immediately Sunday evening. -4.5% AFTER the Fed action.

Added: Lots of chatter about banning shorts or closing the markets possible.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 16, 2020, 01:41:48 PM
Coronavirus: China’s economy suffers dramatic collapse in January, February in warning to rest of world | South China Morning Post
https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3075314/coronavirus-caused-dramatic-collapse-chinas-economy-warning
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Rupert on March 16, 2020, 03:24:03 PM
Isn't it about to bounce back and re hit China.... again and again and again?

If it is possible to stop it in its tracks, and never let it in again then fine.  But that means reduced trade with TROTW doesn't it?
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 16, 2020, 03:29:55 PM
>Isn't it about to bounce back and re hit China....

If it follows the Spanish Flu pattern, yes.  Next Fall will be worse.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 16, 2020, 04:56:47 PM
Aviation group: Coronavirus could bankrupt most airlines worldwide by May
https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/487752-aviation-group-coronavirus-could-bankrupt-most-airlines-worldwide-by/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 17, 2020, 01:58:36 PM
Pubs and restaurants 'could go bust within weeks' - BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-51925295
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 17, 2020, 08:24:06 PM
18% of U.S. workers have lost jobs or hours since coronavirus hit (https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-17/coronavirus-layoffs-work-hours-jobs)
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Travoli on March 17, 2020, 08:26:49 PM
Lots of chatter about Boeing etc. spent all their cash on share buybacks and are now expecting a MASSIVE taxpayer-funded bailout. Privatize the gains, nationalize the risk. Repeat.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 17, 2020, 08:33:08 PM
>spent all their cash on share buybacks

Saw the same about airlines, but only read headlines.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 17, 2020, 08:37:38 PM
U.S. hotel, travel industry ask for bailout as job cuts begin - Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-hotels/u-s-hotel-travel-industry-ask-for-bailout-as-job-cuts-begin-idUSKBN2142Y0
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Brad on March 17, 2020, 09:05:11 PM
>bailouts

In due time.  I'd like to see some action on the immediate medical crisis first.  Bailouts later.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on March 18, 2020, 07:14:04 AM
https://www.standard.co.uk/business/laura-ashley-files-administration-coronavirus-a4389316.html

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/carphone-warehouse-stores-close-2900-jobs-axed-a4389051.html
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on March 18, 2020, 09:24:43 AM
"In short: bail out everyone... everywhere. The alternative is 107 years of fake price discovery and Fed market manipulation crashing upon themselves, ending the fiat system as we know it, and leading to the biggest social, economic and financial catastrophe of all time."

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/zoltan-stares-abyss-fed-has-failed-here-what-powell-must-do-right-now-avoid-catastrophe
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Rupert on March 18, 2020, 09:34:51 AM
A bit of personal QE would help right now.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on March 20, 2020, 09:43:38 PM
This Is Not a Recession. It’s an Ice Age.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/quantifying-coming-recession/608443/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Travoli on March 24, 2020, 09:53:25 PM
Jobless Claims Near 1 Million in Canada, Crushing Weekly Record

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-24/jobless-claims-are-said-to-soar-to-nearly-1-million-in-canada

Multiply x10 for U.S.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on March 27, 2020, 08:04:31 PM
The stimulus bill is more balanced than I anticipated.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on March 28, 2020, 08:12:32 AM
I call it a "rescue" bill.
Stimulus may come later, if needed.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Travoli on April 01, 2020, 07:09:05 AM
A Major Medical Staffing Company Just Slashed Benefits for Doctors and Nurses Fighting Coronavirus

"Alteon Health, a staffing company backed by private-equity firm Frazier Healthcare Partners, will cut salaries, time off and retirement benefits for providers, citing lost revenue. Several hospital operators announced similar cuts."

https://www.propublica.org/article/coronavirus-er-doctors-nurses-benefits
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Brad on April 01, 2020, 10:39:11 AM
>Slashed Benefits

And so private healthcare begins to crumble in the US.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Mackin USA on April 01, 2020, 10:40:07 AM
Alteon Health

Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on April 01, 2020, 05:27:11 PM
And so private healthcare begins to crumble in the US.

A friend who is part of a large group was saying they had recently conducted a study and asked what would happen if every patient paid Medicaid rates. They result was that the physicians would make $16/hour. This was not a deep study and did not count any efficiency from laying off the billing department, but even if that's 25% savings, that doesn't change the basic equation.

The point of this conversation was that he was saying that what makes the practice lucrative, is elective surgeries for people with good, private insurance.

So fast forward to now:
 - physicians are super busy and starting to get run down (60 to 80 hours)
 - no elective surgeries
 - higher than normal proportion of patients on Medicaid, Medicare or no insurance at all
 - the admin and support staff currently receiving full pay. Payroll is unchanged
 - rent on office space, malpractice insurance, etc, etc is unchanged

At the current burn rate, he says they hit bankruptcy in 4-6 months if the patient mix stays the same.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: littleman on April 01, 2020, 07:08:00 PM
More bad news:
Nearly 60 Percent of U.S. Workers Won't Be Able to Meet Their Basic Financial Needs Under One-Month Coronavirus Quarantine, Survey Shows (https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-60-percent-workers-wont-meet-financial-needs-under-1495364)

Also, 3.5 million Social Security recipients (https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/bailout-checks-social-security/) (read retired & disabled people) will not receive a stimulus check. 

There will be no additional help for families with older dependents (17-24) (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stimulus-checks-who-doesnt-get-one/).  I don't quite get the logic there, even if they think teens and young adults should be in the work force, it makes no sense to use that logic when they are forced to stay home during quarantine. 
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on April 02, 2020, 12:16:49 AM
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Here's who won't get a stimulus check:
People who haven't filed 2018 and 2019 tax returns.

Crap! I have not filed yet. My accountant filed for an extension because I'm late and at this point in the tax season nobody is getting a rush job.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on April 02, 2020, 12:19:42 AM
Ah... that journalist is not a programmer. Their Boolean logic is off. It should read: "Have not filed 2018 OR 2019 taxes"

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I haven't filed my 2019 taxes yet. Does that matter?
No. The government will base its checks on either your 2019 or 2018 tax filing. If you haven't filed your 2019 taxes yet — and many people haven't, given the IRS has delayed its tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15 — the government will use your 2018 tax returns to determine your stimulus payment.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stimulus-checks-coronavirus-relief-package-how-much-when/
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: nffc on April 02, 2020, 07:44:02 AM
US box office last week..... $5k

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekly/?ref_=bo_nb_wey_secondarytab
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on April 02, 2020, 06:13:41 PM
Brace for the ‘deepest recession on record,’ says BofA analysts, as jobless claims surge to 6.6 million - MarketWatch

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/brace-for-the-deepest-recession-on-record-says-bofa-analysts-as-jobless-claims-surge-to-66-million-2020-04-02


Great headline, btw.  Brace!!
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: Chunkford on April 03, 2020, 02:11:36 PM
"About half of UK companies are planning to furlough many of their staff because of coronavirus, according to surveys that threaten a much higher cost to the Treasury than expected."

I think someone straight out of school could have told them that.

https://www.ft.com/content/8e2c0615-f2af-4885-a9bf-78deeb94bc80?fbclid=IwAR1Rwr7xAgAkgSkYOtscEEpMrg56BwiCKSfwcKmDKWxC0zlcv8tYEo_xaRg

Comments make for interesting reading.
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: rcjordan on April 03, 2020, 03:04:31 PM
The data speak: Stronger pandemic response yields better economic recovery | MIT News
http://news.mit.edu/2020/pandemic-health-response-economic-recovery-0401
Title: Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
Post by: ergophobe on April 03, 2020, 03:41:28 PM
The data speak: Stronger pandemic response yields better economic recovery | MIT News
http://news.mit.edu/2020/pandemic-health-response-economic-recovery-0401

I forget the name, but I heard an interview with the point person in the Obama admin who led the stimulus effort in 2008/09 and he said the key thing they learned was
 - act fast. As with a pandemic or climate change, the longer you wait the more it costs in total
 - make it easy. He said they were so worried about fraud they put too many restrictions in place and that slowed getting money into the economy. Simpler is better and you just have to deal with having some fraud.

Of course, it's less clear if you start asking people who were NOT part of the administration
Did the stimulus work? A review of the nine best studies on the subject
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/did-the-stimulus-work-a-review-of-the-nine-best-studies-on-the-subject/2011/08/16/gIQAThbibJ_blog.html
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Of the nine studies I’ve found, six find that the stimulus had a significant, positive effect on employment and growth, and three find that the effect was either quite small or impossible to detect.