Stock Market Capitalization To GDP – Through Q1 2014

“Stock market capitalization to GDP” is a notable and important metric regarding stock market valuation.  In February of 2009 I wrote of it in “Does Warren Buffett’s Market Metric Still Apply?” Doug Short has recently published a post depicting this “stock market capitalization to GDP” metric. As seen in his June 5, 2014 post titled … Read more Stock Market Capitalization To GDP – Through Q1 2014

“Not In Labor Force” Statistic – As Of June 2014

In the November 13, 2013 post (“Not In Labor Force Statistic“) I featured editorial commentary from the Wall Street Journal, as well as an accompanying long-term chart, with regard to the number of people not working. Below is an updated chart regarding this statistic.  The current figure, last updated on June 6 depicting data through … Read more “Not In Labor Force” Statistic – As Of June 2014

Building Financial Danger – June 9, 2014 Update

On October 17, 2011 I wrote a post titled “Danger Signs In The Stock Market, Financial System And Economy.”  This post is a brief 37th update to that post. My overall analysis indicates a continuing elevated and growing level of danger which contains many worldwide and U.S.-specific “stresses” of a very complex nature. I have written numerous … Read more Building Financial Danger – June 9, 2014 Update

U-3 And U-6 Unemployment Rate Long-Term Reference Charts As Of June 6, 2014

Shortly after each monthly employment report I have been posting a continual series titled “3 Critical Unemployment Charts.” Of course, there are many other employment charts that can be displayed as well. For reference purposes, below are the U-3 and U-6 Unemployment Rate charts from a long-term historical perspective.  Both charts are from the St. … Read more U-3 And U-6 Unemployment Rate Long-Term Reference Charts As Of June 6, 2014

3 Critical Unemployment Charts – June 2014

As I have commented previously, as in the October 6, 2009 post (“A Note About Unemployment Statistics”), in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction; they serve to understate the severity of unemployment. However, even if one chooses to look at the … Read more 3 Critical Unemployment Charts – June 2014

Deflation Probabilities

While I do not agree with the current readings of the measure – I think the measure dramatically understates the probability of deflation, as measured by the CPI – the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta maintains an interesting data series titled “Deflation Probabilities.” As stated on the site: Using estimates derived from Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities … Read more Deflation Probabilities

Total Household Net Worth As Of 1Q 2014 – Two Long-Term Charts

In the last post (“Total Household Net Worth As A Percent Of GDP 1Q 2014“) I displayed a long-term chart depicting Total Household Net Worth as a percentage of GDP. For reference purposes, here is Total Household Net Worth from a long-term perspective (from 1949:Q4 to 2014:Q1).  The last value (as of June 5, 2014) … Read more Total Household Net Worth As Of 1Q 2014 – Two Long-Term Charts

Total Household Net Worth As A Percent Of GDP 1Q 2014

The following chart is from the CalculatedRisk blog post of June 5, 2014 titled “Fed’s Q1 Flow of Funds:  Household Net Worth at Record High.” 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 image) As … Read more Total Household Net Worth As A Percent Of GDP 1Q 2014

S&P500 Price Projections – Livingston Survey June 2014

The June 2014 Livingston Survey (pdf) published on June 4, 2014 contains, among its various forecasts, a S&P500 forecast.  It shows the following price forecast for the dates shown: June 30, 2014   1910 Dec. 31, 2014   1950 June 30, 2015   1999.80 Dec. 31, 2015    2026.50 These figures represent the median value across the … Read more S&P500 Price Projections – Livingston Survey June 2014