House Prices Reference Chart

As a reference for long-term house price index trends, below is a chart, updated with the most current data (through May, except for the Case-Shiller National Index, which is through March), from the CalculatedRisk blog post of July 30 titled “Comment on House Prices: Real Prices, Price-to-Rent Ratio, Cities” : (click on chart to enlarge … Read moreHouse Prices Reference Chart

Median Household Income Chart

I have written many blog posts concerning the worrisome trends in income and earnings. Doug Short, in his July 29 blog post, titled “Real Median Household Incomes:  Up .7% in June But Only .1% Year-over-Year” produced the chart below.  It is based upon data from Sentier Research, and it shows both nominal and real median household incomes … Read moreMedian Household Income Chart

Consumer Confidence Surveys – As Of July 29, 2013

Doug Short had a blog post of July 26 (“Michigan Consumer Sentiment:  Highest Level in Six Years“) in which he presents the latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence and Thomson/Reuters University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index charts.  They are presented below: (click on charts to enlarge images) – – There are a few aspects of the above … Read moreConsumer Confidence Surveys – As Of July 29, 2013

Long-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – July 26, 2013 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. The movement of the ECRI WLI and WLI, … Read moreLong-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – July 26, 2013 Update

St. Louis Financial Stress Index – July 25, 2013 Update

On March 28, 2011 I wrote a post (“The STLFSI“) about the  St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index (STLFSI) which is supposed to measure stress in the financial system.  For reference purposes, the most recent chart is seen below.  This chart was last updated on July 25, incorporating data from December 31,1993 to July 19, … Read moreSt. Louis Financial Stress Index – July 25, 2013 Update

Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through June 2013

Many people place emphasis on Durable Goods New Orders as a prominent economic indicator and/or leading economic indicator. For reference, below are charts depicting this measure. First, from the St. Louis Fed site (FRED), a chart through June, last updated on July 25.  This value is 244,494 ($ Millions) : (click on charts to enlarge … Read moreDurable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through June 2013

Headwinds Facing Future Corporate Earnings

Corporate earnings and earnings growth is a particularly notable subject at this time. As I wrote in the blog post of June 11, 2013 (“The Current High Levels Of Corporate Profitability“) current various levels of profitability – including the S&P500′s operating margins, operating profits, EPS, and After-Tax Corporate Profits as a Percentage of GDP – are at … Read moreHeadwinds Facing Future Corporate Earnings

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 Earnings Estimates For Years 2013, 2014, And 2015

As many are aware, Thomson Reuters 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 12 of “The Director’s Report” of July 24, 2013, and represent an aggregation of individual S&P500 component “bottom up” analyst forecasts: Year 2013 estimate: $111.01/share … Read moreS&P500 Earnings Estimates For Years 2013, 2014, And 2015

Standard & Poor’s S&P500 Earnings Estimates For 2013 & 2014 – As Of July 22, 2013

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 July 22, 2013: Year 2013 estimates add to the following: -From a “bottom up” perspective, operating earnings of $109.21/share … Read moreStandard & Poor’s S&P500 Earnings Estimates For 2013 & 2014 – As Of July 22, 2013