It is likely that the bottom in the economy was either in the second or third quarter. This thread is for evidence that the economy is recovering. I believe that the economy is going to rebound, albeit it is going to be choppy, and there is a high probability of a double dip. Having said that, there is evidence that the economy will soon start growing if it is not already. First piece of evidence presented: Yesterday on their conference call, the CEO of Google said that the worst of the recession is behind us and that the businesses they serve - which is a wide swath of the economy - appear to be picking up. Second piece of evidence: Many semiconductor companies in their quarterly earnings releases have said they are seeing an increase in shipments, and that end demand for computers and electronics appears to be rising.