post recovery

Mike Bertelsen

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Wages are rising, loan growth by commercial banks has picked up, but investment is depressed. Two outta three ain't bad. Hiring could be kicked into a higher gear. Recovery then growth, in that order, have been slow.... but upticks are here.

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Theweek.com has a story about using GDP as a measurement. Problems yes, but it's all we have. Intermediate goods are left out. Taken into consideration, the question has been asked if the economy is really bigger than it is.

Read the story from theweek.com.

Is there something afoot on the consumer side? Zerohedge.com has a story on quarterly sales and consumers falling flat. Current projections are a 2.5% revenue gain. The narrow channels on the radar can't be ignored.

Read the story from zerohedge.com

Solid ground or not, it's still a bit soft in the middle.
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