Recoveries are almost always led by the housing sector as folks build new houses with low interest loans, but NOT this time. This time the housing sector is sick, sick, sick, and I've been wondering what would happen. It looks like the world is buying what America is selling.
Below is the institute of Supply Management Index. This is not real data; it is a poll of the purchasing agents who belong to the society. Pretty optimistic stuff.
|MANUFACTURING AT A GLANCE|
|Customers' Inventories||32.0||35.0||-3.0||Too Low||Faster||10|
|Backlog of Orders||56.0||50.0||+6.0||Growing||From Unchanged||1|
Let's hope this is not too good to be true.