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NFIB Small Business Optimism Index
Released On 10/11/2011 7:30:00 AM For Sep, 2011
PriorConsensusConsensus RangeActual
level88.1 88.5 87.5  to 90.0 88.9 

Highlights
Pessimism eased slightly among small businesses in September with the National Federation of Independent Business index edging 0.8 points higher to a still weak 88.9. Improvement is centered in employment and business investment. Showing no improvement are sales, the outlook for the economy and the assessment of conditions in the credit market. Borrowing demand also remains weak with 92 percent saying they are not interested in borrowing.

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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