Google and Intel both reported Q1 2019 earnings in recent days and both disappointed the market. Their stocks were duly punished. Google was hit for -8% while Intel fared even worse, declining -14%. Google makes most of its money from advertising while Intel’s chips are in a multitude of products used daily. As such, they are excellent barometers of the over health of the global economy. Signs point to a slowdown. Meanwhile, the stock market ambles higher without a care in the world, while the bond market is pricing in a recession/depression. One market is right and one is wrong. It is taking an age to find out the answer but I think we are getting very close.
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