S&P 500 Total Return Change During Economic Expansions

S&P 500 Total Return Change During Economic Expansions The current business cycle is the longest and weakest expansion. The next downturn could hit the U.S. stock market much harder than the economy. Picture source: Irrelevant Investor LLC

U.S. Economic Expansions

U.S. Economic Expansions The current business cycle is the longest expansion, but it’s also the weakest. Picture source: The Wall Street Journal

The Longest Economic Expansion in American History

The Longest Economic Expansion in American History The U.S. GDP has grown for 121 consecutive months since the Great Recession. This is officially the longest U.S. economic expansion in history.  You may also like “Strength of Economic Expansions.” Pictures source: CNBC

Longest Economic Expansion in U.S. History

Longest Economic Expansion in U.S. History Since the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has grown for 121 consecutive months. This is the longest economic expansion in American history. You may also like “Strength of Economic Expansions.” Picture source: Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial LLC

Strength of Economic Expansions

Strength of Economic Expansions The current business cycle is the longest expansion, but it’s also the weakest. Picture Source: ClearBridge Investments

Weaker Wage Growth in the Current Expansion

Weaker Wage Growth in the Current Expansion Interesting chart showing that wage growth is much weaker than it was in the late 1990s. Picture source: Economic Policy Institute

U.S. Expansions and Recessions

U.S. Expansions and Recessions Recessions are usually painful, but expansions have been powerful. The average expansion is 67 months and the average recession is 11 months, since 1950. You may also like “Economic Impact of U.S. Recessions.” Picture source: Oxford Economics

Economic Impact of U.S. Recessions

Economic Impact of U.S. Recessions This chart shows that the economic impact of most U.S. recessions is relatively small. The average expansion increased GDP by +24% vs. S&P 500 +117%, and the average recession reduced GDP by less than 2% vs. S&P 500 +3%. The average expansion is 67 months and the average recession is…