Teetering on the edge.
Monthly survey shows global growth optimism at all-time low
Global recession singled out by investors as main tail risk
The war in Ukraine is setting in motion a three-dimensional crisis – on food, energy and finance – that is producing alarming cascading effects to a world economy already battered by COVID-19 and climate change
World on brink of “perfect storm” of crises, warns UN Chief calling for immediate action to avert cascading impacts of war in Ukraine
Dire consequences of the war on global food, energy and financial markets could upend millions of lives
13 April 2022, New York – The war in Ukraine is setting in motion a three-dimensional crisis – on food, energy and finance – that is producing alarming cascading effects to a world economy already battered by COVID-19 and climate change, according to the new findings of the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG).
“We are now facing a perfect storm that threatens to devastate the economies of developing countries,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “The people of Ukraine cannot bear the violence being inflicted on them. And the most vulnerable people around the globe cannot become collateral damage in yet another disaster for which they bear no responsibility.”
There are other types of stock market leverage, and no one knows how much leverage there is in total. Margin debt is the only reported indicator.
In Hot Economy, Rising Inflation the WSJ notes The Fed Has Never Successfully Fixed a Problem Like This. That link is not paywalled for those who wish to read.
Housing Sellers Drop Asking Price as Demand Slip and Mortgage Payments Rise.
Giant is waiting as long as two years for bicycle parts as unprecedented disruptions and lockdowns roil the global supply chain. Even simple components can take six months. (Normal wait time 1-2 months)