I have the lead quote in the this page one NYT Business section article on the Markets — which came out prior to this NFP:
“Less-worse isn’t the same as better,” said Barry Ritholtz, chief executive of FusionIQ, a research firm. “We want to see ‘good.’ In order to grow profits, in order for earnings to increase, in order for corporate America to start hiring and spending, we need to see greener shoots. So far that hasn’t really happened.”
Great graphic, too:
In 2nd Quarter, Stocks Gained, but for How Long?
NYT, June 30, 2009