Who Really Knows?

Summary: There has been so much speculation on the future of the U.S. economy that it is hard to say what really is going to happen. As the markets continue to fluctuate, each sector and index is saying something different.

Not too long ago, the consumer confidence was up to points not seen since 2007, pre-Great Recession times. Now, consumer confidence is up to levels near ’08–’09. Earlier this summer the Dow reached 15,000 points for the first time in history. Then recently when Bernanke announced the Fed’s future plans…