The CFO Survey Fourth Quarter 2023 – Notable Excerpts

On December 20, 2023 The CFO Survey was released.  It contains a variety of statistics regarding how CFOs view business and economic conditions. In the CFO Survey press release, I found the following to be the most notable excerpts – although I don’t necessarily agree with them: also: Still, respondents’ average expectation for GDP growth over the …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 4Q 2023 – Notable Excerpts

On December 13, 2023, the Business Roundtable released its most recent CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the 4th Quarter of 2023.   Notable excerpts from this December 13, 2023 release, titled “Business Roundtable Q4 CEO Economic Outlook Index Reflects a Stable but Cooling U.S. Economy“: The overall Index ticked up a modest two points from …

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NFIB Small Business Optimism – November 2023

The November NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, December 12, 2023. The headline of the Economic Trends report is “Small Business Owners Pessimistic About Future Business Conditions.” The Index of Small Business Optimism decreased by .1 point to 90.6. 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 2023 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 2023 Corporate Profits

Today’s (November 29, 2023) GDP release (Q3 2023, 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 2023 – Notable Excerpts

On September 27, 2023 The CFO Survey was released.  It contains a variety of statistics regarding how CFOs view business and economic conditions. In the CFO Survey press release, I found the following to be the most notable excerpts – although I don’t necessarily agree with them: As seen in the survey, growth expectations for Real GDP …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 3Q 2023 – Notable Excerpts

On September 12, 2023, the Business Roundtable released its most recent CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the 3rd Quarter of 2023.   Notable excerpts from this September 12, 2023 release, titled “Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index Continues to Dip Modestly…“: The overall Index dipped a modest four points from last quarter to 72, remaining …

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NFIB Small Business Optimism – August 2023

The August NFIB Small Business Optimism report was released today, September 12, 2023. The headline of the Economic Trends report is “Prices Rising Slightly on Main Street as Inflation Remains a Top Business Problem.” The Index of Small Business Optimism decreased by .6 points to 91.3. Here is an excerpt that I find particularly notable …

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Corporate Profits As A Percentage Of GDP

In the last post (“2nd Quarter 2023 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 2023 Corporate Profits

Today’s (August 30, 2023) GDP release (Q2 2023, 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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