While a North American recession is not a sure thing, the odds of this outcome are not trivial either. To try to quantify the odds, the BMO Nesbitt Burns Portfolio Advisory Team’s seven-variable model1 now shows a 45% chance of a U.S. recession in the next 12 months, which is a good proxy for Canada as well, and is in line with BMO Economics’ forecast for a North American recession. We were at around 30% just a few months back, so the trend has clearly deteriorated given the much more hawkish stance from Central Banks and the growth slowdown which is becoming clearer based on real world manufacturing survey data. Read more here.
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