4 Stages Of The Economic Cycle


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.

You May Also Like

Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    When during the economic cycle does the financial services sector perform most strongly?

  2. Active Trading Fundamentals

    What part of the economic cycle is best for investing in the metals and mining sector?

  3. Options & Futures

    How have futures performed historically?

  4. Stock Analysis

    China: Why Big Investors are Turning Into Bears

  5. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Russia

  6. Stock Analysis

    Is Apple's (AAPL) Selloff Justifiable or Panic?

  7. Professionals

    The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

Trading Center

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!