2014 So Far: Cautious Optimism Prevails
March 3, 2014
It’s too early in the year to make many forecasts, but in the February issue of IAS, the editors in provide a detailed analysis of various indicators to give investors some guidance. Indeed, the stock market showed considerable strength in 2013, but it’s already a mixed bag in early 2014. Rising home values and last year’s record stock prices are causing consumers to feel more confident about their assets. But the employment picture remains somewhat unclear: What are these conflicting trends telling us?