Business & Finance: Current Situation: Aug. 11, 1924

A remarkable change in sentiment regarding business has taken place during the last six weeks. For a time everyone was pessimistic about everything. Next agriculture, chain stores, electrical equipments and utility enterprises took heart. Money declined. The foreign situation brightened. The political nominations were assuring. Even the industrials, which are not yet out of the woods, took heart. Now the average individual is becoming optimistic about everything.

These emotional swings in business sentiment must be rather carefully discounted by the conservative student of affairs. In business, as elsewhere, there is no...

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