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Accountants Confidence Index -- July 2013

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July 25, 2013

By Daniel Hood

Our Accountants Confidence Index continued on a positive track from the previous month, with expectations of growth in both the short- and the mid-term.

The ACI, created in partnership with ADP, is a monthly economic indicator that leverages the insights of accountants into the strength and prospects of businesses in the U.S. The 3-Month and 6-Month ACI readings for this month both stayed above 50, which is the divider between growth and contraction. The 3-Month ACI came in at 50.41, up from 50.34, while the 6-Month ACI hit 52.57, up from 52.33.

Most of the index components saw upticks, if only modest ones.

The ACI is created from a monthly poll of the Accounting Today Executive Research Council, an online community of more than 1,500 tax and accounting professionals.

July Accountants Confidence Index


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Looking at the graphs of the components and the conclusion provided in the story, there appears to be a positive bias caused by data from large clients and own firm. The economy, midsize firm, and small business clients graphs indicate an negative or downward confidence. Is this a case of selective thinking?

Posted by: oldcorps1947 | July 25, 2013 1:18 PM

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