Latest data released by the NFIB - 10 April 2018

This is an index which measures the opinion of small businesses on the economic conditions in the country.

A slight slip from the prior reading, but remains elevated as it stays near historical highs. According to NFIB president and CEO, Juanita Duggan:

"This is the first time in 35 years where the fewest number of small business owners have told us that taxes are their number one business problem. They've been so optimistic that they feel confident enough to raise wages and invest in their business, which grows the economy."

Full report here.

A minor data point, nothing that changes the current picture of the US economy.