The CFO Survey Fourth Quarter 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On December 21, 2022 The 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: CFO optimism about …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 4Q 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On December 5, 2022, the Business Roundtable released its most recent CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the 4th Quarter of 2022.   Notable excerpts from this December 5, 2022 release, titled “Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index Declines Further in Q4“: Business Roundtable today released its Q4 2022 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, a composite index …

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NFIB Small Business Optimism – November 2022

The November NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, December 13, 2022. The headline of the Economic Trends report is “November’s Optimism Index reading stays below 49-year average.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased by .6 points to 91.9. Here is an excerpt that I find particularly notable (but don’t necessarily agree with): …

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Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“3rd 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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3rd Quarter 2022 Corporate Profits

Today’s (November 30, 2022) GDP release (Q3 2022, Second Estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (Preliminary Estimate) for the 3rd 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 Third Quarter 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On September 28, 2022 The 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: Financial decision-makers lowered …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 3Q 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On September 12, 2022, the Business Roundtable released its most recent CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the 3rd Quarter of 2022.   Notable excerpts from this September 12, 2022 release, titled “Business Roundtable Q3 CEO Economic Outlook Index Signals Continued U.S. Slowdown“: Business Roundtable today released its Q3 2022 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, a composite …

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NFIB Small Business Optimism – August 2022

The August NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, September 13, 2022. The headline of the Economic Trends report is “Small business optimism rebounds slightly in latest report.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased by 1.9 points to 91.8. Here is an excerpt that I find particularly notable (but don’t necessarily agree with): …

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Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“2nd 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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2nd Quarter 2022 Corporate Profits

Today’s (August 25, 2022) GDP release (Q2 2022, Second Estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (Preliminary Estimate) for the 2nd 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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