The CFO Survey Second Quarter 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On June 29, 2022 the latest CFO Survey (formerly called the “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: Views on the …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 2Q 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On June 13, 2022, the Business Roundtable released its most recent CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the 2nd Quarter of 2022.   Notable excerpts from this June 13, 2022 release, titled “Business Roundtable Q2 CEO Economic Outlook Index Declines; Expectations and Plans Decelerate Amid Continued Geopolitical, Global Economic Uncertainty“: Business Roundtable today released its Q2 …

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NFIB Small Business Optimism – May 2022

The May NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, June 14, 2022. The headline of the Economic Trends report is “Small Business Owners’ Expectations for the Future at 48-year Low.” The Index of Small Business Optimism decreased by .1 points to 93.1. Here is an excerpt that I find particularly notable (but don’t necessarily …

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Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“1st Quarter 2022 Corporate Profits“) I displayed, for reference purposes, a long-term chart depicting Corporate Profits After Tax. There are many ways to view this measure, both on an absolute as well as relative basis. One relative measure is viewing Corporate Profits as a Percentage of GDP.  I feel that this …

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1st Quarter 2022 Corporate Profits

Today’s (May 26, 2022) GDP release (Q1 2022, Second Estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (Preliminary Estimate) for the 1st Quarter. Of course, there are many ways to adjust and depict overall Corporate Profits.  For reference purposes, here is a chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) …

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The CFO Survey First Quarter 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On March 30, 2022 the latest CFO Survey (formerly called the “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: Optimism about the …

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Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“4th Quarter 2021 Corporate Profits“) I displayed, for reference purposes, a long-term chart depicting Corporate Profits After Tax. There are many ways to view this measure, both on an absolute as well as relative basis. One relative measure is viewing Corporate Profits as a Percentage of GDP.  I feel that this …

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4th Quarter 2021 Corporate Profits

Today’s (March 30, 2022) GDP release (Q4 2021, Third Estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (Preliminary Estimate) for the 4th Quarter. Of course, there are many ways to adjust and depict overall Corporate Profits.  For reference purposes, here is a chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 1Q 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On March 21, 2022, the Business Roundtable released its most recent CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the 1st Quarter of 2022.   Notable excerpts from this March 21, 2022 release, titled “Business Roundtable Q1 CEO Economic Outlook Index: Slight Dip Amid Global Uncertainty; CEOs Responding to Historically High Demand with Strong Hiring, Investment Plans“: Business …

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NFIB Small Business Optimism – February 2022

The February NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, March 8, 2022. The headline of the Economic Trends report is “Small Business Owners Reporting Inflation as Biggest Problem Reaches Highest Level Since Q3 1981.” The Index of Small Business Optimism decreased by 1.4 points to 95.7. Here is an excerpt that I find particularly …

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