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An Economy passes through an Economic Cycle, from peak growth to trough, the transition phases and back to the peak. There are the various phases and characteristics of each phase for a complete Cycle.

The relative strength or weakness in various Economic data points such as Unemployment, Consumer Confidence, Inflation, Industrial Production will characterise each phase of the Economic Cycle. All of these data points assist in determining which is the current stage of the Economic Cycle. For example, rising Unemployment and falling Consumer Confidence would likely indicate the contraction phase in the cycle. Different stages of an Economic Cycle will be more beneficial to some companies compared to others. Understanding the phase and rate of either growth or contraction is key in Asset Allocation and which stocks to Buy, Hold or Sell.


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Warren William

Meet the author behind Smartest-Data. Warren William has a career in Finance and Investments extending over 35 years, both on the Buy Side and Sell Side. His most recent roles include, developing Institutional Risk Management Programs for managing Equity and Fixed Income Risk.  Prior to this Warren William work in Alternative Investments, in Investment Management and as a Buy Side Equity Analyst. Warren William brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, providing in-depth analysis and commentary on the latest trends in the Stock Markets. Contact information: or Telegram +393339034488

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