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Dow Jones Undergoes Losses Not Seen Since Peak Of Great Depression

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As Americans brace for a likely recession within the next year, the stock market has undergone losses not seen in decades.

According to The Wall Street Journal, “The Dow industrials are headed toward their eighth straight weekly loss, their longest such streak since 1932, near the height of the Great Depression. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq are on course for their longest streak of weekly losses since 2001, after the dot-com bubble burst.”

Brian Levitt, global market strategist at Invesco, explained that the losses were over worries about a stagnating U.S. economy.

“It’s clear that in a very short period of time, we moved from a pandemic to an inflation scare to now, serious concerns about growth,” Levitt said.

Economists warn that the U.S. economy could face a recession next year, which is defined as having two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth. Goldman Sachs’ economists estimate that there is a 35% probability of the U.S. entering a recession at some point within the next two years.

“Recession risks are high — uncomfortably high — and rising,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “For the economy to navigate through without suffering a downturn, we need some very deft policymaking from the Fed and a bit of luck.”

“This week alone, former Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein warned of a ‘very, very high risk’ of recession; Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf said there was ‘no question’ that the U.S. economy is heading toward a downturn; and former Fed chair Ben Bernanke cautioned that the country could be poised for ’stagflation’ — a slowing economy combined with high inflation,” The Washington Post reported.

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  1. groy

    May 22, 2022 at 8:10 am

    Putin’s fault.

  2. peter

    May 26, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    It quite obvious that since Biden in the White house, disastrous policies have cause downturn in almost all facets of American progress. His policies, personally, economically, socially, and politically have hurt the country to the extent that it will take many years for a new administration to reverse course. All of this excluding the harm he has caused by foreign policies that have, at the very lease, embolden other major powers to exploit.

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