Rumor vs Reality

Rumor: The stock market is up, so the economy's fine. Reality: The stock market is not the economy.
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The stock market doesn’t always correlate with more important economic measures like employment, poverty or gross domestic product. About 84% of stocks are owned by the top wealthiest 10%. Half of all Americans own no stock. This means that a rising market doesn’t directly help most Americans. Other signs, like employment rates and consumer confidence, are far down from the start of the year.


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