As Bob Johnson wraps up his time at Morningstar, he looks back at what he's learned about the best way to watch the economy.
Signs that productivity isn't as bad as feared and record high job openings are nice to see after a streak of poor data, says Bob Johnson .
With most of the debt now being held by institutions, contagion is no longer a concern, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
Consumers are buying, but not everything that retailers are selling, writes Morningstar's Bob Johnson .
As the economy remains soft and uncertain, Fed tapering is now more likely a 2014 event, writes Morningstar's Bob Johnson .