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The Eurozone has entered a steep recession and face the biggest drop in GDP on record in Q2

It is now confirmed. The Eurozone saw the biggest drop in GDP on record in Q2. The Eurozone economy dropped 12,1 percent in the three months to June 2020. But this is not as bad as the UK, which is the worst country in Europe.

COVID-19 hit the economy hard in Europe. The invisible enemy also hit the demand for services and goods. As you can see from the chart below, the Eurozone has entered a steep recession and a new wave of viruses can push the Eurozone into depression.

Poland`s GDP deopped 8,2 percent YoY in Q2 of 2020, and that is the biggest decline on record. The Dutch economy shrank 8,5 percent on quarter in the three months to June 2020, and that is the biggest pace of contraction since comparable records began in 1988.

The United States started a New World Order right after World War II, but that system is now broken. Donald Trump is making new trade deals and Brexit makes the UK Boris Johnson to do the same. They are rebuilding the system.

Looking at the growth around the world is funny. Singapore is suffering with a drop of 42,9 percent in GDP QoQ 2020. Next on the list is the US; down 32,90 percent.

But here is the funny thing; before the UK which is down 20,40 percent, communist country Venezuela`s growth dropped 23,70 percent. So, Venezuela is in the middle of the United States and the United Kingdom.

On the other end, China`s growth QoQ is up 11,50 percent, followed by Bangladesh (8,20%), Vietnam (6,88%) and Pakistan (5,79%).

The coronavirus is a threat, but a wave of corporate bankruptcies is a much bigger threat. The world is sitting on a bankruptcy time bomb.

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The US unemployment go straight up while the pending home sales go straight down

China`s growth plummeted -6,8 YoY in Q1. The growth in the U.S is still on the right side, coming in at 0,3 percent YoY in Q1. But if you look at the quarter, the growth in China is down -9,8 percent, while the U.S growth is down -4,8 percent.

The annulized 4,8 percent drop in Q1 of 2020 markes the end of the longest period of expansion in America`s history. The drop is the steepest pace of contraction in GDP since the last quarter of 2008 (financial crisis).

The Covid-19 pandemic forced several states to impose lockdown measures in mid-March and that pushed millions of people out of work. The unemployment rate go straight up while the pending home sales go straight down.

Contracts to buy previously owned homes in the US dropped 16,3 percent YoY earlier in March this year, and that is the biggest annual decline since April 2011, amid the Covid-19 crisis. On a monthly basis, pending home sales went down 20,8 percent, which is the largest drop since May 2010.

Unfortunately, it seems like this is just the beginning.

The next quarter can be very ugly, while the unemployment rate can go straight up to Great Depression levels. The growth in the US can plunge more than 30 percent. If that is happening, what do you thing will happen to the pending home sales?

The numbers are expected to get even worse in April as the government surveyed businesses and housholds for the report in mid-March, before majority of people was under some form of a lockdown.

Trump`s economic adviser Kevin Hassett said unemployment in the US can soar to 17 percent. In March the unemployment rate was 4,4 percent in the US.

During the financial crisis, the US lost about 9 million jobs, but now the US is losing that many jobs about every 10 days, Hassett told ABC on Sunday.

This is sad, because all the jobs created since the Great Recession (2008) have been wiped out. So far, we are talking about 26 million and it can be worse. Hassett told ABC the unemployment will surge to levels not seen since the Grat Depression (1929).

During the Great Depression, about 15 million jobs were lost.

So, we know what`s coming. People without job and money will not buy a house.

Pending home contracts generally are seen as a forward-looking indicator of the health of the housing market because they become sales one to two months later. This summer holiday will be very special.

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