As I check out the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI), down more than 13% from its all-time high on January 5th, 2022, inflation at a 40-year high, most analysts believe that we’re already in a bear market.
By Brian L. Johnson
On the contrary, the US Dollar (DXY) is at a five-year high.
Most top analysts think we’re in the midst of or even headed towards a recession and or depression.
- What is a recession? A recession is a period of temporary declining economic performance across an entire economy, generally identified by a fall in GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in two successive quarters.
- What is an economic depression? A prolonged and severe downturn in economic activity. In economics, a depression is an extreme recession that lasts three or more years and leads to a decline in GDP of 10% or more.
The thing some investors think is contradictory is that although inflation is at a 40-year high, “how can the USDollar” appear to be headed towards multi-year highs. In other words, the Dollar should be weakening instead of strengthening.