Catastrofisti per catastrofisti, questi sono peggio di quelli che si preoccupano del picco del petrolio. Vedremo se hanno avuto ragione, ma la situazione non sembra rosea.
Economic storm brewing in America
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
America's stock markets typically start crumbling four months before each recession, anticipating the crunch in profits. Shares then grind relentlessly down for 10 months or so until they have on average knocked 26 per cent off the S&P 500 index, Wall Street's listing of top companies.
So if you think the US property slump is looking scary after October's 9.7 per cent drop in new home prices, it may be time to take a little money off the table. It has been a lucrative autumn rally, but the four-year bull market is long in the tooth by any standards.
As we report today, the rate of insider stock sales by company directors on both sides of the Atlantic is the highest since records began 20 years ago, with sales outnumbering purchases by 60:1.Read all