US economic surprise index sharply higher going into election

A quick post here. Sober Look has posted on Citigroup's economic surprise index, noting that it has started to roll over again, ever so slightly. But the trend is clear for the past two to three months and it has been sharply higher, meaning economic data surprises are much more positive than they were two months ago.

In terms of economic sentiment, I think this is a significant boost for President Obama going into the election. And consumer sentiment surveys have consistently demonstrated th...


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