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NFIB Small Business Optimism Index
Released On 4/12/2011 7:30:00 AM For Mar, 2011
PriorActual
level94.5 91.9 

Highlights
Optimism among small businesses fell back in March, down more than 2-1/2 points to a recessionary 91.9. Data from the National Federation of Independent Business show weaker sales and a weaker outlook for business conditions. The report also cites a "marked deterioration" in profit trends. But there is a bright spot as small businesses are hiring and expect to continue to hire.

Definition
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 ten seasonally adjusted components based on questions on the following: 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
 

 

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