Small Business Optimism Index Ends 6-Month Slide in September: The Start of a Trend, or a Blip?

The Index of Small Business Optimism gained 0.8 points ending a six-month decline, but about the only good thing to say about it is that the Index didn’t go down. The net percent of owners expecting real sales to improve became less negative by 6 points, “rising” to a negative 6%. The net percent of owners expecting better business conditions in six months “rose” 4 points to a negative 22%, not exactly a euphoric development.

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