Actually, if you go to Yahoo Finance and click on the economic indicators data link you’ll find about 10 different data measurements that show an improving economy.
Now..tell me about VOLUME and who's making it...it aint us!
(Pssst...HINT: GS... do youre own DD)
Of course, the business cycle is pulling indicators up. That is what occurs naturally as panic subsides and people with money begin opening their wallets, and as the federal government force feeds borrowed money into the system. It happens with even the cruddiest economies. So what, though? Individual spendthrifts go on spending binges again once a new source of borrowed money is given to them, too. That masks the underlying problem, not cure it. I listed the megatrends that are killing this country, and all Obama has done is to exacerbate them.
The business climate in this country is not healthy and getting worse. A little zig upwards from the bottom doesn’t change the deteriorating fundamentals.