Money Supply Charts Through December 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 more Money Supply Charts Through December 2019

Charts Indicating Economic Weakness – January 2020

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 more Charts Indicating Economic Weakness – January 2020

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 more Average Hourly Earnings Trends

Consumer Confidence Surveys – As Of December 31, 2019

The Doug Short site had a post of December 31, 2019 (“Consumer Confidence: ‘Consumer Confidence Unlikely to Gain Momentum in Early 2020‘“) 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 … Read more Consumer Confidence Surveys – As Of December 31, 2019

Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through November 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 November 2019, updated on December 23, 2019. This value is $242,625 ($ Millions): (click on charts to … Read more Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through November 2019

Money Supply Charts Through November 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 more Money Supply Charts Through November 2019

Total Household Net Worth As Of 3Q 2019 – Two Long-Term Charts

For reference purposes, here is Total Household Net Worth from a long-term perspective (from 1945:Q4 through 2019:Q3).  The last value (as of the December 12, 2019 update) is $113.832434 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 more Total Household Net Worth As Of 3Q 2019 – Two Long-Term Charts

Total Household Net Worth As A Percent Of GDP 3Q 2019

The following chart is from the CalculatedRisk post of December 12, 2019 titled “Fed Flow of Funds: Household Net Worth Increased in Q3.” 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 more Total Household Net Worth As A Percent Of GDP 3Q 2019

Charts Indicating Economic Weakness – December 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 more Charts Indicating Economic Weakness – December 2019