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U.S. Economy Set to Continue Grinding Higher

Economics / US Economy Aug 15, 2013 - 10:09 AM GMT

By: DailyWealth

Economics

Dr. David Eifrig writes: For the past year, I've been carefully watching for signs of trouble...

The two biggest potential sources of trouble – the two big concerns I hear from investors – are:



1. The U.S. economy is "running off the rails"... It's about to enter a recession... or worse, a depression.
2. The U.S. economy is about to overheat, triggering major inflation... which will destroy the value of their savings.

But folks who follow my research have been able to rest easy at night... They know what I'm about to show you today...

First, the financial news service Bloomberg's Consumer Comfort Index is now at post-recession highs. This 1,000-person telephone interview on the economy, personal finances, and purchasing behavior is showing signs of coming off a multiyear negative territory, as the chart below shows.


In the manufacturing sector, things have turned back up. As the following chart shows, purchasing managers in the manufacturing industry are buying more raw goods and supplies... a sign of expansion for the sector.


Any time the numbers are above 50, that means manufacturing is growing. New orders are also expanding again after also dropping below the 50 mark in the spring.

Finally, the service sector, which is nearly 80% of the U.S. economy, is also showing signs of improvement. The managers making new orders are on the front line of the economy. They make real purchases for future business plans. When the index sits above 50, this is a positive sign for the overall health of the U.S.

As the chart shows below, we've bounced back up from the neutral 50 level where it appeared we were heading this spring.


In sum, these three charts say the American economy will continue "grinding" higher. We're not headed into a recession... And we have yet to see inflation.

Today, I'm still comfortable recommending investments like municipal bonds, blue-chip stocks, and real estate.

The "gloom and doom" headlines would have you believe we're on the cusp of a major crisis. But the facts show that's simply not the case.

Here's to our health, wealth, and a great retirement,

Dr. David Eifrig

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