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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #30 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
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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.

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #33 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

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #34 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.

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #36 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

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2019, 04:36:28 PM »
8% is huge.  The 2018 tax reform is doing its damage.

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #38 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."

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #39 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.

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #40 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

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2019, 12:03:29 AM »

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #42 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?

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2019, 10:46:22 PM »
U.S. National Debt Hits Record $22 Trillion

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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.

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Re: Recession 2019/2020 Mega-thread (putteth all thy strange eruption in h're)
« Reply #44 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!
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