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THESE DOWNWARD TRENDS COULD HAVE INVESTORS LOOKING UP: Household debt service and unemployment numbers have been moving down

U.S. Household Debt Service Has Been Decreasing¹

U.S. Household Debt Service Has Been Decreasing1
U.S. Household debt service has been on the decline for the last three years. With less debt to pay off each month, people may have more money to spend, which could bode well for the economy.

U.S. Unemployment Has Declined from Its Peak²

U.S. Unemployment Has Declined from Its Peak2
The U.S. unemployment rate seems to be heading in the right direction. As long as the numbers generally trend lower, it suggests that more individuals are collecting paychecks, and becoming active participants in the marketplace.

THE GOOD NEWS OF DOWNWARD TRENDS

What happens to investors when we go through a period of decline like we've seen in recent years? Downward trending lines tend to automatically evoke a negative reaction. But sometimes a downward trend is good news, especially when it could be a positive sign for the economy.
 

Do these downward trends look like harbingers of good news to you? Talk to your advisor about what they might mean to the economy, the markets, and ultimately to you as an investor. Call your advisor today and set up a time to meet.

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    For those still not sure about the stock market.

  2. Walk

    For those who are nervous about timing their re-entry.

  3. Sprint

    And for those ready to "sprint" back into the stock market, there may be some attractive opportunities.

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1. Source: Federal Reserve.

2. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


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