“Bulls make money, bears make money and hogs get slaughtered” has long been one of my favorite Wall Street aphorisms. And by now you know that we fall on the bullish side of the fence an awful lot of the time. So imagine our delight when we stumbled on Scott Grannis’ post showing 20 quite optimistic charts concerning the economy. Sure, we know there are cases to be made for caution in regards to the overall economic situation. We’re also very aware that markets don’t follow the economy at times. But nonetheless this post tends to summarize many of the same metrics we review on a regular basis.