Is a recession really coming? What other telltale signs are showing

Fox Business | Aug 15, 2019 at 4:56 PM
  • Fears of an impending recession spiked on Wednesday, when, for the first time in 12 years, a closely watched spot on the yield curve inverted — a warning sign to Wall Street that an economic downturn might be on the horizon.
  • Two of the world’s biggest economies, Germany and the United Kingdom, appear to be shrinking; China — which is embroiled in a year-long trade war with the U.S. — also seems to be teetering on the brink of a slowdown, and that’s excluding another wave of tariffs the U.S. will impose in mid-December.
  • Investors will also be closely watching the credit markets to see if it gets more expensive for companies to borrow in the U.S.