4 Stages Of The Economic Cycle

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Economic Cycle in Four Stages

You may have heard of the NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research); they're the ones that announce that a recession has officially ended - three years after the fact. The data may be slow to develop, and a bit dry, but a little digging can provide insight into investment decisions. Here is a list of the four basic stages of the economic cycle, and some associated telltale signs of the economic stages - keep in mind that these usually trail the market cycle by a few months.
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