Velocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through April 30, 2014

Here are three charts from the St. Louis Fed depicting the velocity of money in terms of the MZM, M1 and M2 money supply measures. All charts reflect quarterly data through the 1st quarter of 2014, and were last updated as of April 30, 2014.  As one can see, two of the three measures are at all-time … Read moreVelocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through April 30, 2014

Consumer Confidence Surveys – As Of April 29, 2014

Doug Short had a blog post of April 29, 2014 (“Consumer Confidence Falls Slightly in April“) 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 charts that … Read moreConsumer Confidence Surveys – As Of April 29, 2014

The S&P500 Vs. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index – April 29, 2014

Starting on May 3, 2010 I have written posts concerning the notable divergence that has occurred between the S&P500 and Chinese (Shanghai Composite) stock markets. The chart below illustrates this divergence; it shows the S&P500 vs. the Shanghai Composite on a daily basis, since 2006: (click on chart to enlarge image)(chart courtesy of StockCharts.com; chart creation and annotation by … Read moreThe S&P500 Vs. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index – April 29, 2014

Long-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – April 25, 2014 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. – April 25, 2014 Update

St. Louis Financial Stress Index – April 24, 2014 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 April 24, incorporating data from December 31,1993 to April 18, … Read moreSt. Louis Financial Stress Index – April 24, 2014 Update

Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through March 2014

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 March, last updated on April 24, 2014.  This value is 234,839 ($ Millions) : (click on charts to … Read moreDurable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through March 2014

Current Economic Situation

With regard to our current economic situation, my thoughts can best be described/summarized by the posts found under the 35 “Building Financial Danger” posts. My thoughts concerning our ongoing economic situation – with future implications – can be seen on the page titled “A Special Note On Our Economic Situation,” which has been found near … Read moreCurrent Economic Situation

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 2014, 2015, And 2016

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” (pdf) of April 21, 2014, and represent an aggregation of individual S&P500 component “bottom up” analyst forecasts: Year 2014 estimate: $118.66/share … Read moreS&P500 Earnings Estimates For Years 2014, 2015, And 2016

Standard & Poor’s S&P500 Earnings Estimates For 2014 & 2015 – As Of April 17, 2014

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 April 17, 2014: Year 2014 estimates add to the following: -From a “bottom up” perspective, operating earnings of $120.00/share … Read moreStandard & Poor’s S&P500 Earnings Estimates For 2014 & 2015 – As Of April 17, 2014