3) China can't continue to grow at the pace it was growing, but 6%+ growth is still pretty good. That means that every 12 years their economy is doubling, which is still incredible. Just because their economy is not doubling every 10 years does not mean we are headed for recession.
4) U.S. companies and banks are substantially better capitalized vs. 2008. Prior to 2008, there was a term, "liar loans" that would refer to mortgages that required very little paperwork and you could put down whatever you wanted. Now try to get a loan and see how much paperwork you have to give them. My point is that the risk that banks and businesses are taking is a lot lower than in 2008, and that is a great thing.
5) Unemployment continues to improve – albeit slowly. Right now, we are at 5.4 percent and the U-6 rates (true unemployment numbers) are around 9.8 percent. While these numbers are not great, they are pretty good and heading in the right directions.