The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Monday, January 30, 2012

US consumer sentiment rises further

From UBS:

The Univ of Michigan consumer sentiment index rose 1.4% to 75.0 in all of Jan from 74.0 in early Jan and 69.9 in Dec. Implicitly, the index was around 76½ in late Jan.