The November 2010 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey

The November Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey was published November 15, 2010. I found a couple of items to be especially interesting. First, regarding the impact of QE2:  “The economic impact of the Fed’s moves is likely to be modest, the forecasters said. They estimate growth in GDP will rise by 0.2 percentage points … Read more The November 2010 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey

Updates On Economic Indicators October 2010

Here is an update on various indicators that are supposed to predict and/or depict economic activity.  These indicators have been discussed in previous blog posts: The October Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)(pdf) updated as of October 25, 2010: – The Consumer Metrics Institute Contraction Watch: – The USA TODAY/IHS Global Insight Economic Outlook Index: … Read more Updates On Economic Indicators October 2010

Conference Board CEO Confidence

On October 1, I wrote a post about the Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey and the Duke/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey. Subsequent to that post, the Conference Board released its 3rd Quarter CEO Confidence Survey.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 50, down from 62 in the second quarter. There are … Read more Conference Board CEO Confidence

The October 2010 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey

The October Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey was published October 15, 2010.  Most of the survey dealt with how the economists view the impact of further Quantitative Easing (QE). I found a few items of interest in the survey.  Perhaps the most interesting facet was the statement, “Though economists don’t expect robust growth, they … Read more The October 2010 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey

Consumer Metrics Institute Readings: From Bad To Worse

This post highlights current readings from the Consumer Metrics Institute.  Previous posts solely concerning the Consumer Metrics Institute (CMI) can be found on August 23, July 27 and March 31;  as well CMI data is included in the monthly “Updates On Economic Indicators.” Here are a couple of charts concerning the CMI’s Daily Growth Index, … Read more Consumer Metrics Institute Readings: From Bad To Worse

CEO & CFO Surveys

On September 28 the Business Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey was released for Q3.  The Duke/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey was released on September 15. Both surveys are well worth looking at, and in general highlight a weakening outlook among executives.  In the CEO survey, of particular interest is the CEO Economic Outlook Index, … Read more CEO & CFO Surveys

Updates On Economic Indicators September 2010

Here is an update on various indicators that are supposed to predict and/or depict economic activity.  These indicators have been discussed in previous blog posts: The September Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)(pdf) updated as of September 27, 2010: The Consumer Metrics Institute Contraction Watch: The USA TODAY/IHS Global Insight Economic Outlook Index: An excerpt … Read more Updates On Economic Indicators September 2010

The September 2010 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey

I found a few items of interest in the September Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey. Perhaps the most interesting were the questions asked of the economists, including “Why is the U.S. recovery so disappointingly slow?” Also, similar to recent surveys in which this double-dip question has been asked, the survey said “The economists on … Read more The September 2010 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey

An Interesting Perspective On The Chicago Fed National Activity Index

I have mentioned The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) in a variety of posts, first in a March 30 post and then in the monthly Updates on Economic Indicators. I view the CFNAI (which is usually expressed via a 3-month moving average denoted CFNAI-3) as being among the most valuable of commonly referenced official … Read more An Interesting Perspective On The Chicago Fed National Activity Index