Bloomberg recently published its recession probability model. The model states that as of November 2019, the chance of a recession in the next 12 months is 26%. That sounds okay but what about this? The chances of NOT having a recession are 74%. Now that’s a pretty great number! But is this predictive model a function of the latest stock market performance or does it have real predictive power?
The stock market has performed nicely in the last few months as well as year-to-date. No wonder no one is talking recession at the moment. But the truth is, the exact timing of the recessions and market downturn is unknowable. In fact, we may not even know we’ve had a recession until it’s nearly over.
In this video, Charlie discusses the only surety is that we WILL have a recession sometime in the future and trying to follow the advice of prognosticators to determine when it will happen can be an expensive mistake. Ask anyone who pulled their money out of the markets in January 2019 because of the inverted yield curve. Now that’s a good predictor of recessions, right?
To view the recession tracker visit: Bloomberg, U.S. Recession Chances Inch Down to 26% Within Next 12 Months
December 5, 2019