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Originally posted Wednesday, 6 July 2022
Wall Street Says a Recession Is Coming. Consumers Say It's Already Here

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. economists put the risk of such a slump in the US in the next year at 30%. A Bloomberg Economics model sees a 38% chance in the same period, with the risks building beyond that time frame. But for many it already feels like it’s here. More than one-third of Americans believe the economy is now in a recession, according to a poll last month by CivicScience.

The worries among small business owners, consumers and others are illustrated by so-called Misery Indexes, which blend unemployment and inflation rates. The gauge for the US is already 12.2%, similar to levels witnessed at the start of the pandemic and in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, according to Bloomberg Economics.

Yield curve is still surprisingly neutral on recession odds - but at some point once there are X many "Are we in a recession?" headlines, the answer itself seems moot.