The CFO Survey Second Quarter 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On June 29, 2022 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: Views on the …

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The June 2022 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey

The June 2022 Wall Street Journal Economic Forecast Survey was published on June 19, 2022. The headline is “Recession Probability Soars as Inflation Worsens.” I found numerous items to be notable – although I don’t necessarily agree with them – both within the article and in the forecasts section. An excerpt: Economists surveyed by The …

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Updates Of Economic Indicators June 2022

The following is an update of various indicators that are supposed to predict and/or depict economic activity. These indicators have been discussed in previous blog posts: The June 2022 Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) updated as of June 21, 2022: The CFNAI, with a current reading of .01: source:  Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago Fed National …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 2Q 2022 – Notable Excerpts

On June 13, 2022, the Business Roundtable released its most recent CEO Economic Outlook Survey for the 2nd Quarter of 2022.   Notable excerpts from this June 13, 2022 release, titled “Business Roundtable Q2 CEO Economic Outlook Index Declines; Expectations and Plans Decelerate Amid Continued Geopolitical, Global Economic Uncertainty“: Business Roundtable today released its Q2 …

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Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI)

The St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index (STLFSI3) is one index that is supposed to measure stress in the financial system. Its reading as of the June 16, 2022 update (reflecting data through June 10, 2022) is -1.5130: source: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, St. Louis Fed Financial Stress Index [STLFSI3], retrieved from FRED, …

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Updates Of Economic Indicators May 2022

The following is an update of various indicators that are supposed to predict and/or depict economic activity. These indicators have been discussed in previous blog posts: The May 2022 Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) updated as of May 23, 2022: The CFNAI, with a current reading of .47: source:  Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago Fed National …

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