THE BASIS POINT

Fundamentals 10/11

Retail

ICSC-Goldman Store Sales

– week/week -0.1%
– year/year +2.8%

Redbook (week ending 10/8)

– year/year +4.8%

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index

– level 88.9

Econoday starts discussion with the phrase “Pessimism eased slightly among small businesses in September.”

92% of businesses say that they are not interested in borrowing.