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War (What is it Good For?)

Key Points

  • Anyone still calling the trade situation between the United States and China a “skirmish” (or a “kerfuffle”) must have been on vacation with no Twitter access last week.

  • Leading indicators are still flashing limited recession risk, but the recent downward revisions to profits and payrolls were notable.

  • The stability in the dividing line between the manufacturing and consumer segments of the economy is coming under increasing stress.

Next Steps

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