Skip to comments.U.S. Businesses Are Bullish Amid Worldwide Instability
Posted on 07/25/2018 8:02:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Potential perils are in plain sight: An intense and unpredictable tariff battle is alarming businesses across the country. The annual federal deficit is heading toward $1 trillion. Credit card debt is soaring. And the synchronous wave that lifted every world economy at the years start has dissipated.
Such risks have done little to puncture the exuberant optimism that is encouraging American businesses to ramp up hiring and consider new investment.
The confidence is rooted only partly in hard-nosed data, like the rapid pace of growth expected for the second quarter and record low jobless rates. It is also a sign of harder-to-measure sentiment. Animal spirits are high, said Tim Ryan, United States chairman of the global accounting and consulting firm PwC, referring to the gut feelings and impulses that can drive economies to elation or despair.
Business leaders who complained that they sometimes felt vilified as engineers of inequality or greedy exploiters now say they are pleased to be viewed as part of the solution, creating jobs and wealth. They feel good about themselves, like they are the good guys, Mr. Ryan said, describing comments from hundreds of chief executives to his firm over the past quarter. They are sitting up a little straighter in the chair.
The optimism index of the National Federation of Independent Business is in the 99th percentile, an astounding number, according to the groups president, Juanita Duggan. At the start of this week, nearly nine out of 10 companies in the Standard & Poors 500-stock index reporting earnings so far had beat expectations.
Im bullish, Mike Ferretti, chief executive of Great Harvest Bread Company in Dillon, Mont., declared.
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What about the dangers of fearmongering by the NYT?
What world-wide instability?
“U.S. Businesses Are Bullish Amid Worldwide Instability”
The Slimes is sad and puzzled that their propaganda isn’t working ...
The Noo Yawk Times and their desperate need to talk down the economy in the Age of Trump.
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