It sure feels like everywhere you look, the news is bad.
But what if I told you most companies reporting earnings these days are beating — that's right — beating estimates?
What if I told you 150,000 more Americans can qualify for a home mortgage now, thanks to the lower interest rates we've seen in just the last week?
And what if I told you more and more companies are buying back their stock because they're convinced the market's made it cheap.
Today, Procter and Gamble did.
I know these are just some stories. But why don't you see them reported?
I suspect because they don't quite fit the doom-and-gloom coverage journalists prefer you get, than the very real, fair and balanced story you "deserve" to get.
I have a theory on this: If you're miserable, you're going to sound miserable. And right about now, a lot of journalists are miserable.
I can't say as I blame them. The companies a lot of them work for are down-sizing, criticizing, even de-moralizing. In a nutshell, journalists aren't happy campers.
I can live with that.
What I can't live with is their spilling that misery into their reporting. You see some layoffs and make it an epidemic. You see some crooked companies and swear they're all thieves. And you see some lousy economic numbers and swear it's a depression.
It's just not so. Here's what is.
Some companies are hurting. Most are not.
Some CEOs are crooks. Most are not.
And six percent of Americans are out of work. 94 percent-plus are not.
I'm not saying, everyone forget the bad news. I'm just saying, let's not forget the good news.
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