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NFIB Small Business Optimism Index  
Released On 3/8/2011 7:30:00 AM For Feb, 2011
level94.1 94.5 

The economic recovery is beginning to take hold at the small business level, according to the National Federation of Independent Business whose index rose four tenths to 94.5 in February. Details are very positive including gains for hiring and expectations that price cutting is finally coming to an end. Another positive is that small businesses now see their inventories as too low, not too high, which points to a cycle of restocking. Except for housing, economic data are turning higher -- right when a possible oil shock is unfolding.

The small business optimism index is compiled from a survey that is conducted each month by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) of its members. The index is a composite of 10 seasonally adjusted components based on the following questions: plans to increase employment, plans to make capital outlays, plans to increase inventories, expect economy to improve, expect real sales higher, current inventory, current job openings, expected credit conditions, now a good time to expand, and earnings trend.  Why Investors Care

2011 Release Schedule
Released On: 1/112/83/84/125/106/147/128/99/1310/1111/812/13
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