The economic outlook may not be as bad as market fears. Here is where investors should be looking

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, May 13, 2022.

Brendan McDermid | Reuters

Inflation is rising, the stock market is collapsing, and consumers are more and more worried about their future. None of this is good, but maybe it’s time to hit the brakes a bit to worry that everything is falling apart.