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The Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator - measuring the tenor of newspaper coverage of the...

The Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator - measuring the tenor of newspaper coverage of the economy - rose in August to 45.8 from 42.8 previously. It's the indicator's first rise since March, and the ESI's creators claim such a move - especially if sustained - tends to be a leading indicator of economic activity.
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  • bbro
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    Since when has the financial media been forward thinkers???
    2 Sep 2012, 10:43 AM Reply Like
  • pokalolo
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    When, ?? Since they fell under the spell of the worst president in the history of the 600 known galaxies ! You didn't build that ! I did and i i i i i i i > All worshipping him.. And he'll double the debt again if you just give him the chance ! Now won't he !
    3 Sep 2012, 08:17 AM Reply Like
  • pollyserial
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    oh no! good news! market crash ahead! ; )
    2 Sep 2012, 11:50 AM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    The smart indicators are looking at the election polls.
    If it looks like 4 more years of gridlock, strong unions, higher taxes, income redistribution schemes, open borders, increasing unemployment, money printing (QE-3), war on available energy, Obamacare, and massive debt, then the market will trend down.
    2 Sep 2012, 11:57 AM Reply Like
  • mowjo
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    Sounds better thant the alternative Max......
    2 Sep 2012, 12:27 PM Reply Like
  • genomegk
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    Good grief, Bush appointed Bernanke and elevated the Fed and Treasury to the status and power of a 4th branch of government. Bush's loan program (aka tax cuts) redistributed 4 trillion dollars from future generations. Obama doubled down on the loan program--nevermind that Romeny's plan to balance the budget on a tax base of 20% GDP would require raising taxes by 750 billion a year. McCain's healthcare plan would have cost nearly 50% more than Obamacare, oh, and Bushcare (Medicare part D), the largest increase in entitlement spending in history, cost nearly as much. Unions membership has declined to the lowest levels in history--someone needs a new bogeyman. Open borders, unemployment, ...seriously anyone bother comparing 2008 and 2012?


    Is this not reason enough to keep seekingalpha free from drooling partisans from both sides?
    2 Sep 2012, 06:52 PM Reply Like
  • jeffrey harris
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    wow, theres actually a rick santelli fan in the world?
    2 Sep 2012, 12:35 PM Reply Like
  • Joe Dirnfeld
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    Four more years of obama is nothing to be bullish about. If he reigns we will eventually be a failed nation.
    2 Sep 2012, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • Tom Armistead
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    Kings reign. Presidents preside.
    2 Sep 2012, 09:01 PM Reply Like
  • Big Bad Bulls
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    "Previously rises in the price of gasoline have been enough to shift the indicator, but this month even with gasoline nationally at more than $3.80 a gallon its impact on overall media coverage was very modest, in contrast with some previous spikes which sparked an avalanche of gloomy coverage."


    Shocker, I tell you.. I wonder which candidate this would hurt the most...Romney or Obama?
    2 Sep 2012, 07:53 PM Reply Like
  • sheeple2012
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    wonderfully bullish news for a change!! I will add to my SPY 150 calls position first thing tuesday a.m.
    2 Sep 2012, 09:55 PM Reply Like
  • DaLatin
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    This is tied into a heavy left leaning political agenda of the printed news and very much like the t/v news media ! And, I will bet being long this week will be a good thing. The President speaks on Thursday night and the power of BLS's Hilda Solice will work it's magic on Fridays job # release. Good ,bad or flat IT WILL BE GOOD.. Even if it needs to be adjusted down as it has been 47 times out of 50 previous weeks. !
    3 Sep 2012, 05:22 AM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    it is an interesting indicator - it is clear there is no recession in the US -
    there are others like counting the number of time recession appears in newspaper headline - less relevant these days because it is not clear who reads newspapers.


    regarding politics - forget Ryan he is nothing more than a fig leaf.


    compare the records Obama v. Romney


    Romney is platinum. Forget for a moment the successful stint as Governor of MA, saving the Salt Lake Winter Olympics and starting Bain Capital - forget for a moment the wealth and value created by that entity - yes some companies failed and outsourced - so what? - many did not. I have worked for PE backed companies. PE's goal is to maximize value. Bottom line - he did what he promised. Did you know that he gave away his inheritance and worked as Governor of Ma without pay and that he has made and donated millions to charity?


    Compare that to the record of the Junior Senator from IL.


    Does it worry you that he has changed his mind on a variety of issues? That he's a flip-flopper? How terrible that we might have a leader who listens and changes his point of view rather than a rigid idealog. You had that in Bush and Obama. Romney much more like Clinton. I liked Clinton. I bet you thought he was o'k as well.


    By any stretch.. it is a no contest.


    Obama must be defeated.
    Hit the road Barack


    3 Sep 2012, 05:26 AM Reply Like
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