Thursday, April 21, 2011

Recovery Watch

1. The underwear indicator is rising.  (ht/Mike LaFaive)

2. Heavy Truck Orders Jump 20 Percent -- Production backlog hits level not seen since December 2006.
3. Today's WSJ -- "Global demand is revving up profits at big U.S. manufacturers, and investors are jumping on for the ride, shrugging off high oil prices and concerns about Japan. Manufacturing output, which has bounced back much faster than consumer demand over the past year, grew more than four times as fast in the first quarter as the estimated rate for the overall U.S. economy. A series of surprisingly strong earnings reports this week have underscored that momentum." 

MP: Manufacturing continues to be the "shining star" of the U.S. economic recovery. 


At 4/21/2011 7:32 PM, Blogger Benjamin Cole said...

The dollar is in a good trading range now, although we might hope for lower.

The yuan may become the international reserve currency, and that would lower exchange rate of the dollar more, and that also would be good for US exporters and US workers.

We may see a sustained bull market on the order of a generation coming up.


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