by David Hachmeister
March was another slow month for stamps. Sales fell by more than 19 percent.
We will be bold and predict April will be up! After not a single up month against the 24-month moving average since August of 2010, this may sound outrageous, but we have some reasoning behind it. First we will get rid of a very strong March 2010 in the average. Second, the last April was lousy, so with any luck (and aren’t we due for some?) April of this year should be positive.
Other products are slowing from their recent growth pattern to a gain of just 3.59 percent. We hear talk of a second recession; let’s hope it’s just talk.
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