Looking at the economy, Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge tells us there’s some good news and some bad news.
First the good news. Last time we spoke with Scaramucci he told us that the chance of recession was at 75%. However, his research team just crunched the numbers again and they've revised estimates lower. “Now were at about 68%,” he tells us.
But don’t get all bulled up – here comes the bad news. It may not matter. We could avoid recession all together and still feel the pain.
”Net incomes have fallen by 10% since 2008," he explains. "3 years later Americans have 90% of the purchasing power they had in 2008. Even if we don’t go into a recession, it will still feel like a recession. “
Check out our entire conversation. Watch the video now!
* Anthony Scaramucci runs SkyBridge Capital, a leading alternative asset manager with more than $7 billion under management. Every week on Fast Money, Scaramucci, aka 'The Hedge', takes you behind the hedges, giving you an unprecedented look at the topics generating chatter in the hedge fund community.
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