Sunday, November 16, 2014

Japan - Would you like sprinkles with your triple dip (recession)?

The consensus forecast for was for the latest Japanese GDP to come in around 2-2.5%.  Instead they posted a NEGATIVE 1.6% and marks the third time since 2008 that the Japanese economy has entered a technical recession.

When you combine this with the fact that Germany just barely avoided slipping into recession (0.1% growth) and China's credit crunch, you have the makings of something brewing.

It's too early to say what this means but if the tapped out US consumer is what the entire world is relying to save the day,.... well, let me tell you a story about a time way, way back in 2008......... :)


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