FX & CFD trading involves significant risk
The Index of Small Business Optimism increased 0.7 points to 94.5, still well below the 40 year average of 98, but the third monthly gain in a row, although the gains are very small. Four of the 10 Index components posted a gain, three declined and three were unchanged. The outlook for business conditions six months out continued to improve, although more owners still expect conditions to be worse than expect improvement. First quarter GDP growth was revised up again, to a sluggish 1.1 percent. Second quarter growth will likely be better, in the low 2 percent range.