misc. note – corrections of blog posts

In the July 2, 2010 post I explained my policy with regard to changing the content of posts after the day the posts have been published on the blog.

While I change bad links and incorrect formatting without notification, I believe that changing blog posts’ content warrants disclosure.

Over time I have made corrections to content on various blog posts.  These corrections generally have been for reasons of (factual) accuracy and – for better readability – to correct typos and/or incorrect extraneous wording.

A list of these corrections is seen below.  This list indicates the posts corrected and the reason for such corrections.  The error as seen in the original posting is seen in bold:

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House Prices Reference Chart

As a reference for long-term house price index trends, below is a chart, updated with the most current data (through October) from the CalculatedRisk blog post of December 28, 2021 titled “Case-Shiller : National House Price Index increased 19.1% year-over-year in October“: _________ I post various indicators and indices because I believe they should be …

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Money Supply Charts Through November 2021

For reference purposes, below are two sets of charts depicting growth in the money supply. The first shows the M1, defined in FRED as the following: Before May 2020, M1 consists of (1) currency outside the U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve Banks, and the vaults of depository institutions; (2) demand deposits at commercial banks (excluding those …

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Consumer Confidence Surveys – As Of December 28, 2021

Advisor Perspectives had a post of December 28, 2021 (“Consumer Confidence Improved in December“) 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) – While I don’t believe that confidence surveys should be overemphasized, I find these readings …

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Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through November 2021

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 2021, updated on December 23, 2021. This value is $268,251 ($ Millions): (click on charts to …

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The U.S. Economic Situation – December 23, 2021 Update

Perhaps the main reason that I write of our economic situation is that I continue to believe, based upon various analyses, that our economic situation is in many ways misunderstood.  While no one likes to contemplate a future rife with economic adversity, current and future economic problems must be properly recognized and rectified if high-quality, …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 4Q 2021 – Notable Excerpts

On December 9, 2021, The Conference Board released the Q4 2021 Measure Of CEO Confidence.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 65, down from the previous reading of 67. [note:  a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses] Notable excerpts from this December 9, 2021 Press Release include: Current …

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Updates Of Economic Indicators December 2021

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 December 2021 Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) updated as of December 22, 2021: The CFNAI, with a current reading of .37: source:  Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago Fed National …

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Trends Of S&P500 Earnings Forecasts

S&P500 earnings trends and estimates are a notably important topic, for a variety of reasons, at this point in time. FactSet publishes a report titled “Earnings Insight” that contains a variety of information including the trends and expectations of S&P500 earnings. For reference purposes, here are two charts as seen in the “Earnings Insight” report of December …

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