Deloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q2 2019 – Notable Aspects

Recently Deloitte released their “CFO Signals” “High-Level Summary” report for the 2nd Quarter of 2019. As seen in page 2 of the report, there were 159 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 Q2 2019 – Notable Aspects

NFIB Small Business Optimism – May 2019

The May NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, June 11, 2019. The headline of the Economic Trends report is “Small Business Optimism Roars Back, Rivaling Historic Highs.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased in May by 1.5 points to 105.0. Here is an excerpt that I find particularly notable (but don’t necessarily … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – May 2019

Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“1st Quarter 2019 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 … Read moreCorporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

1st Quarter 2019 Corporate Profits

Today’s (May 30, 2019) GDP release (Q1 2019, 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) … Read more1st Quarter 2019 Corporate Profits

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

On April 17, 2019 the April 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: Sixty-seven percent of U.S. … Read moreApril 2019 Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey – Notable Excerpts

CEO Confidence Surveys 1Q 2019 – Notable Excerpts

On April 4, 2019, The Conference Board released the 1st Quarter Measure Of CEO Confidence.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 43, up from 42 in the fourth quarter. [note:  a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses] Notable excerpts from this April 4, 2019 Press Release include: … Read moreCEO Confidence Surveys 1Q 2019 – Notable Excerpts

Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“4th Quarter 2018 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 … Read moreCorporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

4th Quarter 2018 Corporate Profits

Today’s (March 28, 2019) GDP release (Q4 2018,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) showing … Read more4th Quarter 2018 Corporate Profits

Deloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q1 2019 – Notable Aspects

Recently Deloitte released their “CFO Signals” “High-Level Summary” report for the 1st Quarter of 2019. As seen in page 2 of the report, there were 158 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 … Read moreDeloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q1 2019 – Notable Aspects

NFIB Small Business Optimism – February 2019

The February NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, March 12, 2019. The headline of the Economic Trends report is “Optimism Stabilizes Among Small Business Owners.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased in February by .5 points to 101.7. Here is an excerpt that I find particularly notable (but don’t necessarily agree with): … Read moreNFIB Small Business Optimism – February 2019