Two record sales days have fueled optimism that the economy may not face a second recession as predicted and that the economy may be on a real comeback.
Sales of Black Friday the traditional shopping day after Christmas when stores open early and have block busting items on sale, and Cyber Monday when people go online to make purchases broke sales records; in the case of Black Friday the old sales record was shattered.
Some economists say it is a sign that the economy is on the rebound, some say people are tired of doing without and have decided to purchase those items they have done without too long.
Whatever the reason, the stock market has loved the results making share holders happy.
Only the following weeks in December will tell if the economy is rebounding; if retailers have to drop prices to lure customers that is a sure sign business is not doing well. Time will tell.