" Every four to six years, the U.S. experiences an economic slowdown. It happens like clockwork. The current bull market is now in its fourth year.
For those who missed the recovery, it’s probably a little unnerving to consider “this” a bull market or an economic recovery. And it’s probably just as unnerving to think that we’re already primed for another correction. While the markets may be performing well, the average American isn’t. Unemployment remains high, as does household debt. Gross domestic product (GDP) is essentially flat. Housing may be the one bright spot, but even that sector is fragile at best."
US Economic Outlook