Total Household Net Worth As A Percent Of GDP 2Q 2019

The following chart is from the CalculatedRisk post of September 20, 2019 titled “Fed Flow of Funds: Household Net Worth Increased in Q2.” It depicts Total Household Net Worth as a Percent of GDP.  The underlying data is from the Federal Reserve’s Z.1 report, “Financial Accounts of the United States“: (click on chart to enlarge … Read moreTotal Household Net Worth As A Percent Of GDP 2Q 2019

Long-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – September 20, 2019 Update

As I stated in my July 12, 2010 post (“ECRI WLI Growth History“): For a variety of reasons, I am not as enamored with ECRI’s WLI and WLI Growth measures as many are. However, I do think the measures are important and deserve close monitoring and scrutiny. Below are three long-term charts, from the Doug … Read moreLong-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – September 20, 2019 Update

Jerome Powell’s September 18, 2019 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 FOMC Chairman Jerome Powell gave his scheduled September 2019 FOMC Press Conference. (link of video and related materials) Below are Jerome Powell’s comments I found most notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – in the order they appear in the transcript.  These comments are excerpted from the … Read moreJerome Powell’s September 18, 2019 Press Conference – Notable Aspects

September 2019 Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey – Notable Excerpts

On September 18, 2019 the September 2019 Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook was released.  It contains a variety of statistics regarding how CFOs view business and economic conditions. In this CFO survey press release, I found the following to be the most notable excerpts – although I don’t necessarily agree with them: The CFO Optimism Index, which historically … Read moreSeptember 2019 Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey – Notable Excerpts

Deloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q3 2019 – Notable Aspects

Recently Deloitte released their “CFO Signals” “High-Level Summary” report for the 3rd Quarter of 2019. As seen in page 2 of the report, there were 172 survey respondents.  As stated: “Each quarter (since 2Q10), CFO Signals has tracked the thinking and actions of CFOs representing many of North America’s largest and most influential companies. All respondents are … Read moreDeloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q3 2019 – Notable Aspects

Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI)

The St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index (STLFSI) is one index that is supposed to measure stress in the financial system.  Its reading as of the September 12, 2019 update (reflecting data through September 6, 2019) is -1.303. Of course, there are a variety of other measures and indices that are supposed to measure financial stress and … Read moreChicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI)

Trends Of S&P500 Earnings Forecasts

S&P500 earnings trends and estimates are a notably important topic, for a variety of reasons, at this point in time. FactSet publishes a report titled “Earnings Insight” that contains a variety of information including the trends and expectations of S&P500 earnings. For reference purposes, here are two charts as seen in the “Earnings Insight” (pdf) report of … Read moreTrends Of S&P500 Earnings Forecasts

S&P500 EPS Forecasts 2019 Through 2021 And Previous Actual Figures

As many are aware, Refinitiv publishes earnings estimates for the S&P500.  (My other posts concerning S&P earnings estimates can be found under the S&P500 Earnings tag) The following estimates are from Exhibit 24 of the “S&P500 Earnings Scorecard” (pdf) of September 16, 2019, and represent an aggregation of individual S&P500 component “bottom up” analyst forecasts.  For reference, the … Read moreS&P500 EPS Forecasts 2019 Through 2021 And Previous Actual Figures

Standard & Poor’s S&P500 EPS Estimates 2019 & 2020 – September 12, 2019

As many are aware, Standard & Poor’s publishes earnings estimates for the S&P500.  (My posts concerning their estimates can be found under the S&P500 Earnings tag) For reference purposes, the most current estimates are reflected below, and are as of September 12, 2019: Year 2019 estimates add to the following: -From a “bottom up” perspective, operating earnings of $161.56/share … Read moreStandard & Poor’s S&P500 EPS Estimates 2019 & 2020 – September 12, 2019

The September 2019 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey

The September 2019 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey was published on September 12, 2019.  The headline is “Economists Don’t See Path to 3% Growth in 2019.” I found numerous items to be notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – both within the article and in the “Economist Q&A” section. An excerpt: … Read moreThe September 2019 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey