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5 Charts Showing the U.S. Consumer Is Starting to Pull Back

A similar weakness to 2000 and 2007 signals caution

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2) Next, the Consumer Services industry group, which includes restaurants and hotels, is breaking down with its relative strength vs. the S&P 500 back to May 2011 levels. McDonald’s (MCD) is currently one of its weaker members as illustrated in the chart below. If consumers are deciding to pull back from going out to eat at the low-priced McDonald’s, that is not a good sign.

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