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After a years-long bull market, stocks plunged this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average took a stomach-turning 800-point dive on Wednesday and another 500 point pounding on Thursday. It begs the question: Are we now at a turning point — the start of a bear market and economic recession?
The stock market responds to — and signals — changes in the economy. To get a better sense of what’s coming, analysts look at the following important indicators, and you should too.