BREAKDOWN: 5 Numbers That Tell the Story of Markets Right Now

From the largest 50-day rally in history to the highest unemployment since the Great Depression, the story of markets in 5 key numbers

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Every day that protests continue and the stock market goes up, more people ask what the disconnect between markets and the real economy is. In this episode of The Breakdown, NLW peels back the story of today’s economy by looking at five numbers:

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  • The growth of the S&P500 since the March 23 low
  • Current unemployment stats and a Bloomberg Economics estimate of the number of jobs at risk
  • The performance of the S&P500 in 1968, one of the most tumultuous years in American history
  • The total percentage of the world’s debt denominated in dollar terms
  • The number of flights between the US and China by Chinese airlines going forward