The 2 Most Important Economic Signals Investors Should Watch

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!

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  • Report this Comment On August 12, 2013, at 12:21 PM, SkepikI wrote:

    Auugh!!! No transcript. Way to vacuous and chatty for no transcript....Morgan you are usually very good about this, but I bothered to listen to this video when I usually dont. And dang, was I sorry...

    If I might suggest you and others at MF adopt a standard that transcript goes with video always.

    For those of you who are tempted to view the video just make sure you either love videos or have excess time to burn on this one....lots of lame time.

  • Report this Comment On August 12, 2013, at 10:24 PM, herky46q wrote:

    Here is another vote for transcripts.

  • Report this Comment On August 15, 2013, at 1:10 AM, mrudolph72 wrote:

    Agreed. I clicked in here for a no nonsense, practical thinking, Morgan Housel article. Not a video that consumes my precious cell data.

    Not only would I appreciate a transcript. I would like the link on the main pages to show you are going to a video and not an awesome Morgan article.

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