Is the Economy Returning to ‘Normalcy’ ?

Floyd Norris looks at dividends, job cuts and asset prices, and assesses the return to normalcy:

“As the accompanying charts show, three disparate indicators — covering unemployment, corporate financial distress and stock market volatility — have gone from very high to a little below historical averages . . .”

Here’s the mandatory chart:

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courtesy of NYT

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Source:
After Jerky Swings, the Economy Begins to Look Nice and Boring
FLOYD NORRIS
NYT, March 5, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/06/business/economy/06charts.html

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