Here are the facts:

Here are the facts:

The US economy has now added more than a million net new jobs over the last three months. This was the best 90 days’ worth of hiring since 1997.

More jobs were created in 2014 than during any year since 1999.

759,000 people just joined the labor force and there was no post-holiday seasonal decline – it may be that temporary workers are sticking.

Average hourly wages rose .5% in January.

The cost of living has only risen .8% over the last year while wage growth has outstripped it, rising by 2.2%.

21 of 50 states put through minimum wage hikes, including populous ones like NY, FL and NJ.

US energy consumers have received a cumulative $14 billion tax cut (and counting) as a result of the oil price decline since June.

Consumer confidence just smashed through the highest level since August 2007. Consumers are saying their “present condition” is the best it’s been since January 2008.

Auto sales rose 14% in January 2015 versus 2014, with 1.15 million vehicles sold in the US. Auto sales are now on an annualized pace of 16.6 million vehicles, the highest rate since 2006.

In December, commercial loan demand grew for the first time since June. Consumer loan applications and approvals are also expanding with dirt-cheap borrowing costs at levels that were previously unimaginable.

Single-family housing starts jumped 7.2% in December to an annual pace of 728,000. This is the best level for new home groundbreaking since March 2008. There’s more on the way – single-family home building permits rose 4.5% to their highest level since January 2008.

20% of consumers report that “jobs are plentiful” versus just 25% who say that jobs are hard to find. The differential between the two was cut in half between December and January, from -10 to -5, and shrinking.

96% of Americans with 401(k) accounts are actively participating and the average savings rate is 12% of salary (Fidelity). Among employees contributing to a 401(k) for ten years or more, the average balance is $248,000, up 11% from the end of 2013. The average balance across all 401(k) accounts is now over $100,000 and it has doubled since the end of 2008 (Vanguard).

US household net worth hit $81.5 trillion. This includes all stocks, bonds, properties and business values, minus any debts or liabilities. This is a new all-time record.

You’re welcome to attach any caveats to this data that you’d like to. You can qualify some or all of it. You can speculate on when any of these trends may end or whether the data comes from trustworthy sources. You can point out the various ways in which any or all of these data points are “not telling the real story” or you can dismiss the meaning of the numbers themselves when compared with A, B or C.

That’s up to you. But these are the facts.

Full Disclosure: Nothing on this site should ever be considered to be advice, research or an invitation to buy or sell any securities, please see my Terms & Conditions page for a full disclaimer.

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web
  1. پروکسی تلگرام mtproto commented on Sep 14

    vpn ایفون

    we choose to honor heaps of other web world wide web-internet sites on the web, even when they arent joined to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages truly value examining out

  2. Stepfamily Porn Online commented on Sep 14

    Stepfamily Porn Online

    […]that would be the finish of this write-up. Right here you’ll obtain some sites that we consider you will appreciate, just click the hyperlinks over[…]

  3. houses for sale in norwalk ca tweeted on Sep 16

    houses for sale in norwalk ca

    […]below you will find the link to some web-sites that we think you ought to visit[…]

  4. Dolce and Gabbana commented on Sep 16

    Dolce and Gabbana

    […]the time to read or check out the content material or web pages we have linked to beneath the[…]

  5. سكس مترجم commented on Sep 16

    سكس مترجم

    […]below you’ll uncover the link to some web sites that we assume you’ll want to visit[…]

  6. Jimmy Choo commented on Sep 17

    Jimmy Choo

    […]that would be the finish of this article. Right here you will uncover some websites that we believe you will value, just click the links over[…]

  7. Givenchy commented on Sep 18

    Givenchy

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I appreciate but really don’t get a whole lot of link appreciate from[…]

  8. خرید vpn commented on Sep 19

    vpn ایفون

    I was curious if you at any time thought of modifying the structure of your site? Its quite properly prepared I really like what youve acquired to say. But probably you could a little a lot more in the way of content so men and women could hook up with…

  9. Coupon website commented on Sep 20

    Coupon website

    […]here are some links to web-sites that we link to since we consider they’re really worth visiting[…]

  10. وی پی ان پر سرعت commented on Sep 20

    vpn ایفون

    Hey there, I consider your site may well be possessing browser compatibility problems. When I seem at your site in Safari, it seems wonderful but when opening in Web Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just desired to give you a fast heads up! Other t…

  11. خرید وی پی ان commented on Sep 21

    vpn ایفون

    My developer is attempting to persuade me to transfer to .internet from PHP. I have always disliked the notion simply because of the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been making use of Movable-type on a amount of sites for about a calenda…

  12. سرویس وی پی ان commented on Sep 21

    vpn ایفون

    Right here are several of the world wide web web sites we advise for our site visitors

  13. اکانت vpn commented on Sep 23

    vpn ایفون

    Sohan is also getting accused of leaving the jurisdiction in December last year without having authorization.

  14. Dolce & Gabbana Parfum commented on Sep 23

    Dolce & Gabbana Parfum

    […]we like to honor a lot of other online web sites on the net, even though they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages worth checking out[…]