Yesterday the US Census Bureau reported that real household incomes had surged by 5.2 per cent between 2014 and 2015.
There is increasing speculation that interest rates may finally be at an inflection point as the US economy and jobs growth continue chugging along.
While interest rates won't be hiked in Australia any time soon with inflation tracking below the target band, it's been an interesting change of narrative.
Meanwhile the Reserve Bank of Australia seems to have adopted a more upbeat tone as it deems the worst of the drop in mining investment has passed.
Record employment withstands Brexit
Annual earnings growth was one weaker point, ticking back to 2.3 per cent.