The timing economic cycles is a 'mugs' game. Usually, the cycles never go as planned.
Yet, the timing of the economic outlook in the post made on August 16, 2008 now looks fortuitous.
In the past I have found that just prior to a downturn there seems to be a speculative rush into markets, a 'speculative bubble', just before an end of increases and the beginning of a recessionary downturn, or a depression.
Let's see if this economic cycle proceeds as predicted.