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Famed economist David Rosenberg lays out the evidence that recession risks are alive and well a?? and warns a 'state of denial' has gripped the market

Famed economist David Rosenberg lays out the evidence that recession risks are alive and wellВ a?? and warns a 'state of denial' has gripped the market




The details of the most recent report on US retail sales show that consumer spending — the economy's biggest driver — is not as resilient as it seems on the surface, according to David Rosenberg.




In an op-ed for Business Insider, the Gluskin Sheff chief economist laid out the most concerning areas.




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That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight
Losing my resilience
US retail sales edged up 0.3% in October, which didn't even fully offset the decline in September. Interestingly, if the 3.8% plunge in unit auto sales reported by the dealers had been included in the Commerce Department report instead of the inflated 0.5% estimate, guess what? The headline would have cratered 0.6%. That would have caused some eyebrows to be raised, don't you think? Maybe not.
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