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Why a US recession may already be biting

The economic data from the US can look rosy on the surface – low unemployment, a roaring stockmarket – but under the surface, cracks are appearing. Could a US recession portend doom for global growth and your portfolio?

The economic data from the US can look rosy on the surface – low unemployment, a roaring stockmarket – but under the surface, cracks are appearing. Could a US recession portend doom for global growth and your portfolio?

Platinum’s Julian McCormack joins the podcast to share:

  • Why low unemployment can precede an economic downturn
  • How shipping rates and consumer data are predicting turmoil
  • What investors should be considering as the S&P500 continues to shine, and
  • Opportunities for those who have cash to spare, and strategies for those who don’t.

You can access this and previous episodes of the Your Wealth podcast now on iTunesPodbeanSpotify or at nabtrade.com.au/yourwealth

If you’re short on time, consider listening at 1.5-2x speed, which should be shown on the screen of your device as you listen. This won’t just reduce your listening time; it has also been shown to improve knowledge retention.

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About the Author
Gemma Dale , nabtrade

Gemma Dale is Director of SMSF and Investor Behaviour at nabtrade. She is the host of the Your Wealth podcast, a fortnightly podcast for investors, featuring insights and updates from markets and finance experts across a range of topics. She provides regular market and finance commentary on ausbiz and in other media including AFR, the Australian, ABC and commercial tv and radio. Gemma was previously the Head of SMSF Solutions for nab, and the Head of Technical Services for MLC, where she led a team of specialists providing advice to advisers and their clients on SMSF, super, tax, social security and aged care.