Separate data from Pension Partners’ Charlie Bilello shows that over the last 70 years, readings of 47.8 or lower have usually been followed by recessions within two years. Photograph: iStock

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

It’s easy for active investors to drown in a sea of misinformation. There’s no shortage of confident commentary telling investors and traders what to (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

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