Morgan Stanley analysts: U.S. "dangerously close" to a recession

Dangerously close to recession, but not our base case: Our revised forecasts show the US and the euro area hovering dangerously close to a recession – defined as two consecutive quarters of contraction – over the next 6-12 months. It won’t take much in the form of additional shocks to tip the balance. Still, recession is not our base case because: i) the corporate sector looks healthy; ii) household real incomes will be supported by lower headline inflation; and iii) we expect more action from central banks, including rate cuts and more non-standard easing from the Fed and the ECB.