Chart of the Week: Real GDP growth

When looking at a historic depiction of U.S. GDP over 20 years, it is fairly hard to avoid noticing the business cycle. The lighter line showing the year over year change in the annual rate of GDP reveals fairly regular periodic oscillations:

Real GDP growth, % change, annual rate
Source: Lombard Street Research

Note the red circles above indicate economic recessions.

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The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.”
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  1. shafik0051 commented on Feb 18

    Very heart.please do you easy

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