firstly i'm not an analyst nor am i an economist.
i'm just your average investor.
i do keep an eye on the market data that's released each day.
i wouldn't say things are peachy the U.S market it still has along way too go before you could say the worst is behind us.
But i have seen some positive improvement in certain areas over the past month or so.
i'm not sure how many people here follow the website below each day. it gives you all the market releases regarding important data about each sectors ie: unemployment etc etc. it's very comprehensive.
if you have some time over the weekend it's worth going back say a month or so and look at certain key areas, from then until now.
unless something rears it's ugly head in the short term for example & hits the market for another 6 and causes a downward spiral, i would say "finally i think there's some chance that we'll continue a slow moving upward trend".
see link below worth reading some of the important market data facts. as i said above go back a month or so and read some of the releases and then read how they look at present.