The 2 Most Important Economic Signals Investors Should Watch

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In this segment from The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson sit down with Fool contributor Morgan Housel to discuss the current macroeconomic environment. Morgan points out two of the most important economic factors to look for when gauging the health of the economy: housing construction and auto sales.

The group also tells viewers the one stock they would each feel comfortable holding through another recession.

Many investors see the government's debt load as potential drag on the economy in the future. Morgan continues the debate in The Motley Fool's new free report. "Everything You Need to Know About the National Debt" walks you through with step-by-step explanations about how the government spends your money, where it gets tax revenue from, what the future of spending looks like, and what a $16 trillion debt means for our future. Click here to read the full report!


You can follow DavidMatt, and Morgan on Twitter!

The article The 2 Most Important Economic Signals Investors Should Watch originally appeared on Fool.com.

David Hanson owns shares of JPMorgan Chase and Markel. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase, and Markel. Fool contributor Morgan Housel has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Berkshire Hathaway, Markel, and Wells Fargo and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase, Markel, and Wells Fargo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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