Vital Signs: Investors Grow Impatient with Recovery Plans

On deck in the coming week: federal budget, retail sales, business inventories, foreign trade, import prices, and consumer sentiment

Policymakers at the Treasury and the Federal Reserve are slowly but surely piecing together the key elements of Washington’s Financial Stability Plan (FSP), although investors remain clearly unimpressed by the efforts. With major stock indexes at levels not seen in 13 years, investors see little hope for a turnaround in financial conditions and the economy anytime soon.

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