2014 Might Be Better Than You Think!

As 2013 draws to a close, we continue to see a gradual broadening and strengthening of the U.S. economy’s recovery from the financial crisis and severe recession that began more than five years ago. Looking ahead, most analysts expect further progress, with modest but solid growth in employment and spending for 2014. At least two leading indicators, however, point to the possibility that surprises may come on the upside, with acceleration in some variables that is considerably more rapid than the consensus forecasts now suggest.