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Chart of the Week: Real GDP growth

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On August 2, 2004 @ 2:11 pm In Finance | Comments Disabled

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
real_gdp_growth_recession
Source: Lombard Street Research

Note the red circles above indicate economic recessions.

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[1] Too Much Cash: http://www.cfo.com/printarticle/0,5317,14791%7CM,00.html?f=options

[2] Analysis: Zen and the art of counterinsurgency: http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040729-105204-1385r.htm

[3] The End Of Management?: http://www.time.com/time/insidebiz/printout/0,8816,1101040712-660965,00.html

[4] Group Warns DVRs Endangered: http://www.wired.com/news/digiwood/0,1412,64309,00.html

[5] Oh Bama!: http://www.nationalreview.com/lowry/lowry200407281612.asp

[6] Do the Math: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29205-2004Jul30.html

[7] Tony Blair, British PM: http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp

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