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The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 15……

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) From the Atlantic Magazine for the week of February 15……

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Obama Average Job Approval  47.9%

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Obama Favorability   51.3%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track   35.4% / 60.2%

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Congressional Approval   19.1%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 5001    075.51 (up 241 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index    89.3 (up 1.5% from December)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index   48 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims   440,000 (down 145,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage   5.05%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in January   315,716

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment   9.7%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index   +0.1 in December

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency   9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly)   5.45 million in December (down 16.7% from November )

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 8……

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 8……

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Obama Average Job Approval   47.7%

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Obama Favorability   52.9%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track   36.1% / 59.4%

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Congressional Approval   18.3%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 5001   069.03 (up 235 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index   88.0 (down 0.3% from November)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index    49 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims   480,000 (down 105,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage   5.04%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in December   349,519

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment   9.7%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index   +0.1 in December

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency   9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly)   5.45 million in December (down 16.7% from November

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 1……

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of February 1……

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Obama Average Job Approval   47.6%

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Obama Favorability   52.7%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track   34.9% / 59.1%

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Congressional Approval   18.4%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 5001    073.87 (up 239 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index    88.0 (down 0.3% from November)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index    48 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims    470,000 (down 115,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage   5.13%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in December   349,519

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment   10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index   +0.1 in December

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly   )5.45 million in December (down 16.7% from November)

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of January 25……

The Zeigeist ( economic data ) for the week of January 25……

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Obama Average Job Approval  48.9%

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Obama Favorability  52.6%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track  37.4% / 56.2%

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Congressional Approval  20.3%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 500  1,091.76 (up 257 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index  88.0 (down 0.3% from November)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index  49 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims  482,000 (down 103,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage  5.11%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in December  349,519

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment  10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index  +0.1 in December

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency  9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly  )6.54 million in November (up 7.4% from October)

The Zeigeist (economic data ) for the week of January 9 …..

The Zeigeist (economic data ) for the week of January 9, 2010…..from the Atlantic Magazine……

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Obama Average Job Approval  48.2%

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Obama Favorability  54.1%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track  36.6% / 55.8%

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Congressional Approval  19.5%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 500  1,144.98 (up 310 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index  88.3 (down 0.9% from October)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index  41 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims  434,000 (down 151,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage  5.27%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in November  306,672

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment  10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index  +0.4 in November

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency  9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly)  6.54 million in November (up 7.4% from October)

Note:….Obama rating inches up…….Mortgage interest rate drops a hair…..unemployment remains at 10%…..

The Zeigeist (economic data ) for the week of January 2, 2010…..

The Zeigeist (economic data ) for the week of January 2, 2010…..from the Atlantic Magazine……

Pollster.com

Obama Average Job Approval  48.1%

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Obama Favorability  53.7%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track  34.6% / 57.6%

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Congressional Approval  25.2%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 5001  ,115.10 (up 281 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index  88.3 (down 0.9% from October)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index  44 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims  432,000 (down 153,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage  5.33%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in November  306,672

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment  10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index   +0.4 in November

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency   9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly)  6.54 million in November  (up 7.4% from October )

The Zeigeist (economic data ) for the week of December 27, 2009…..

The Zeigeist (economic data) for the week of December 27, 2007……the last one of the year……

Pollster.com

Obama Average Job Approval  47.0%

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Obama Favorability  53.6%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track  34.6% / 57.6%

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Congressional Approval  25.2%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 5001  126.48 (up 288 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index   88.3 (down 0.9% from October)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index   42 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims4   52,000 (down 133,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage   5.26%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in November   306,672

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment  10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index  +0.4 in November

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency   9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly  )6.54 million in November (up 7.4% from October)

Note:…..Mortgage rates are starting to head up…and Obama stays above 50% in one poll…below 50% in another…..

The Zeigeist (economic data) for the week of December 14, 2009……

The Zeigeist (economic data) from the Atlantic Magazine for the week of December 14, 2009…….

Pollster.com

Obama Average Job Approval  48.4%

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Obama Favorability  53.5%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track  36.8% / 58.2%

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Congressional Approval  25.9%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 500   1,106.41 (up 272 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index  88.3 (down 0.9% from October)

47 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims  474,000 (down 111,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage  5.01%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in November  306,672

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment  10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index  +0.3 in October

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency  9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly)  6.10 million in October (up 10.1% from September)

The Zeitgeist (economic data) for December 7……

Here’s the weekly Zeitgeist, economic data, compiled by the The Atlantic magazine for the week of December 9……..

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Obama Average Job Approval  47.8%

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Obama Favorability  52.7%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track  36.5% / 60.7%

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Congressional Approval  23.8%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 5001  110.18 (up 276 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index  89.1 (up 0.3% from September)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index  45 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims  457,000 (down 128,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage  5.03%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in October  332,292

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment  10.0%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index  +0.3 in October

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency  9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly)  6.10 million in October (up 10.1% from September)

The Zeigeist (economic data) for the week of December 1, 2009….

As usuall from the Atalantic Magazine…..

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Obama Average Job Approval  48.4%

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Obama Favorability  54.4%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track  37.8% / 57.6%

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Congressional Approval  23.8%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 500  1,091.61 (up 257 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index  89.1 (up 0.3% from September)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index  47 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims  466,000 (down 118,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage  4.97%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in October  332,292

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment  10.2%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index  +0.3 in October

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency  9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly) 6.10 million in October (up 10.1% from September)

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Zeigeist (economic data) for this week……..

Here’s the weekly Zeigeist ( economic data summary ) for Novemeber 23,  from the Atlantic Magazine ……….

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Obama Average Job Approval  49.2%

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Obama Favorability  55.5%

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Right Direction / Wrong Track3  7.9% / 57.6%

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Congressional Approval  23.8%

Standard & Poor’s

S&P 5001,  108.43 (up 274 points since 1/20/09)

National Federation of Independent Businesses

Small Business Optimism Index  89.1 (up 0.3% from September)

ABC News/Washington Post

Consumer Comfort Index  45 points below zero

U.S. Department of Labor

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims  505,000 (down 80,000 since 1/20/09)

Bankrate.com

Interest on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage  5.03%

RealtyTrac

Newly foreclosed properties in October  332,292

U.S. Department of Labor

Unemployment  10.2%

U.S. Department of Labor

Consumer Price Index  +0.3 in October

Mortgage Bankers Association

Quarterly Delinquency  9.64%

National Association of Realtors

Sales of Existing Homes, Annual Rate (Monthly  )6.10 million in October (up 10.1% from September)