The debt monster still looms which will be harder and harder to feed as interest rates rise. The stock market is still built on magic conjured by the Federal Reserve. Europe continues to generally remain weak. Greece particularly is eroding yet again.
But saying all of this there is a tangible optimism economically speaking in the air. I certainly sensed it with the election of Trump, even in my very “liberal” home town. Yes there are/were people wailing and crying to the stars in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s loss.