If you’re worried about predicting the next economic recession, there’s a key indicator in the financial markets to watch: the yield curve. While it typically slopes upward, the curve has flattened out recently and even turned downward — a phenomenon many observers warn is our best predictor of a recession.

Source: ‘People aren’t panicking enough’: Financial analysts are spooked as a key economic warning sign is ‘flashing red’ – Alternet.org