Charts Indicating Economic Weakness – June 2019

U.S. Economic Indicators Throughout this site there are many discussions of economic indicators.  At this time, the readings of various indicators are especially notable.  This post is the latest in a series of posts indicating U.S. economic weakness or a notably low growth rate. While many U.S. economic indicators – including GDP – are indicating economic growth, others … Read moreCharts Indicating Economic Weakness – June 2019

Average Hourly Earnings Trends

I have written many blog posts concerning the worrisome trends in income and earnings. Along these lines, one of the measures showing disconcerting trends is that of hourly earnings. While the concept of hourly earnings can be defined and measured in a variety of ways, below are a few charts that I believe broadly illustrate problematic … Read moreAverage Hourly Earnings Trends

Total Household Net Worth As Of 1Q 2019 – Two Long-Term Charts

For reference purposes, here is Total Household Net Worth from a long-term perspective (from 1945:Q4 through 2019:Q1).  The last value (as of the June 6, 2019 update) is $108.643051 Trillion: (click on each chart to enlarge image) – Also of interest is the same metric presented on a “Percent Change from a Year Ago” basis, … Read moreTotal Household Net Worth As Of 1Q 2019 – Two Long-Term Charts

Total Household Net Worth As A Percent Of GDP 1Q 2019

The following chart is from the CalculatedRisk post of June 6, 2019 titled “Fed’s Flow of Funds:  Household Net Worth Increased in Q1.” It depicts Total Household Net Worth as a Percent of GDP.  The underlying data is from the Federal Reserve’s Z.1 report, “Financial Accounts of the United States“: (click on chart to enlarge … Read moreTotal Household Net Worth As A Percent Of GDP 1Q 2019

Consumer Confidence Surveys – As Of May 31, 2019

The Doug Short site had a post of May 31, 2019 (“Michigan Consumer Sentiment: Remains Favorable in May“) that displays the latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence and Thomson/Reuters University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index charts.  They are presented below: (click on charts to enlarge images) – There are a few aspects of the above charts … Read moreConsumer Confidence Surveys – As Of May 31, 2019

Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through April 2019

Many people place emphasis on Durable Goods New Orders as a prominent economic indicator and/or leading economic indicator. For reference, below are two charts depicting this measure. First, from the St. Louis Fed site (FRED), a chart through April 2019, updated on May 24, 2019. This value is $248,395 ($ Millions): (click on charts to … Read moreDurable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through April 2019

Money Supply Charts Through April 2019

For reference purposes, below are two sets of charts depicting growth in the money supply. The first shows the MZM (Money Zero Maturity), defined in FRED as the following: M2 less small-denomination time deposits plus institutional money funds.Money Zero Maturity is calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Here is the “MZM Money … Read moreMoney Supply Charts Through April 2019

Charts Indicating Economic Weakness – May 2019

U.S. Economic Indicators Throughout this site there are many discussions of economic indicators.  At this time, the readings of various indicators are especially notable.  This post is the latest in a series of posts indicating U.S. economic weakness or a notably low growth rate. While many U.S. economic indicators – including GDP – are indicating economic growth, others … Read moreCharts Indicating Economic Weakness – May 2019

Consumer Confidence Surveys – As Of April 30, 2019

The Doug Short site had a post of April 30, 2019 (“Consumer Confidence Improved in April“) that displays the latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence and Thomson/Reuters University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index charts.  They are presented below: (click on charts to enlarge images) – There are a few aspects of the above charts that I … Read moreConsumer Confidence Surveys – As Of April 30, 2019