CEO Confidence Surveys 4Q 2021 – Notable Excerpts

On December 9, 2021, The Conference Board released the Q4 2021 Measure Of CEO Confidence.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 65, down from the previous reading of 67. [note:  a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses] Notable excerpts from this December 9, 2021 Press Release include: Current …

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NFIB Small Business Optimism – November 2021

The November NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, December 14, 2021. The headline of the Economic Trends report is “Small Business Optimism Up Slightly in November.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased by .2 points to 98.4. Here is an excerpt that I find particularly notable (but don’t necessarily agree with): Owners …

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The CFO Survey Fourth Quarter 2021 – Notable Excerpts

On December 2, 2021 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: CFOs reported rising …

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Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“3rd 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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3rd Quarter 2021 Corporate Profits

Today’s (November 24, 2021) GDP release (Q3 2021, 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 2021 – Notable Excerpts

On October 14, 2021 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: Three-fourths of U.S. …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 3Q 2021 – Notable Excerpts

On October 7, 2021, The Conference Board released the Q3 2021 Measure Of CEO Confidence.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 67, down from 82. [note:  a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses] Notable excerpts from this October 7, 2021 Press Release include: Current Conditions CEOs’ assessment of general …

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NFIB Small Business Optimism – August 2021

The August NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, September 14, 2021. The headline of the Economic Trends report is “Small Business Optimism Increased Slightly in August.” The Index of Small Business Optimism increased by .4 points to 100.1. Here is an excerpt that I find particularly notable (but don’t necessarily agree with): “As …

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Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“2nd 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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2nd Quarter 2021 Corporate Profits

Today’s (August 26, 2021) GDP release (Q2 2021, 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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