Newsflow Sentiment Confirms Global Recession

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The last few months have seen a rapid deterioration in economic newsflow. SocGen's newsflow indicators, which capture sentiment regarding trends in the underlying economy (based on the balance of economic strength and weakness in newswire and newspaper articles) typically leads the economy by around three months. Currently, this intriguing indicator suggests a notable drop off in global industrial production - and furthermore, while Fed/ECB anticipation has dragged market-implied inflation expectations up, newsflow has biased towards deflation rather notably in the last few months. It seems that rather than being the chess pieces of global central planners, we really do have minds of our own and act in our own best interest.

 

One can read a clear deterioration in SocGen's economic newsflow indicator, indicating that global growth is in danger in the months ahead...

 

and deflation is starting to worry people...

 

Charts: SocGen