"The stock market in 2018 experienced its first loss since 2008, in the middle of the Great Recession"
"No denialist saw it coming"
"I don't believe it"
Looking back, ever-clueless economists will place the beginning of recession in this timeframe since the wall shutdown. The cost of the wall will be borne by those who demanded it...
Here we see the chart of consumer discretionary sector technicals (% of stocks still bullish using Point & Figure method).
Consumer Staples technicals are lingering at 2008 lows, having given back three years of gains at the December low:
2018 will be remembered for record smoke and mirrors, leading to an "unforeseen" crash in broad daylight: