When I was a younger economics commentator, newspapers were miles more responsible than their modern online rivals. In those days, you didn’t make recession calls for clickbait reasons and we even used the R-word as an euphemism so as to not unnecessarily scare people.
I always saw that as a noble aspect of the fourth estate. But that was then and this is now and the word recession gets thrown around like a remote in a family living/TV room!
However the R-word headlines have some competing headlines out there so I thought I’d give you a sample of what you need to be thinking about, given your personal appetite for risk and the relative scariness of the indicators that have driven these eye-catching words in newspapers and on websites that drag in people like me.