If we compare today's situation with the lowest point back in March, in New York Wall Street went up by 35%, Paris index (CAC 40) by 33%, Tokyo like Francfurt up 41 %, London 59% and Hong Kong 76 % ! (data according to the French newspaper Le Monde.
It seems to me that if the economy is supposedly doing well is precisely because of a mini buble that keeps bursting and then reinflating.
One of the main reason why investors are so optimistic is that banks are gaining huge profits again... but forgetting that the American accounting rules (FAS) have been changed so that potential losses do not get recorded as long as worthless financial gadgets are not sold (before potential gains were recorded, thus giving an "objective" vision to over-valued financial instruments) and a lot of those instruments have been sold to central banks so that tax payers face the loss. Today, the EU is urging the IASB (international accounting standard board) to change the accounting rules of the international standars IFRS applying the same rule (if the market goes up we record potential gains, if it goes down we dont). Speculation is again the rule, making a few rich and many poor, big bonuses (one of the "reason" behind the crisis) are still allowed and above all capitalism together with the exploitation and poverty it offers is still on... until when?