CEO Confidence Surveys 3Q 2020 – Notable Excerpts

On October 20, 2020, The Conference Board released the September 2020 Measure Of CEO Confidence.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 64, up from 45. [note:  a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses] Notable excerpts from this October 20, 2020 Press Release include: Current Conditions CEOs’ assessment of general …

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The CFO Survey Third Quarter 2020 – Notable Excerpts

On October 7, 2020 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: Corporate financial decision-makers …

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Deloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q3 2020 – Notable Aspects

Recently Deloitte released their “CFO Signals” “High-Level Summary” report for the 3rd Quarter of 2020. As seen in page 3 of the report, there were 155 survey respondents.  As stated: “Each quarter (since 2Q10), CFO Signals has tracked the thinking and actions of CFOs representing many of North America’s largest and most influential companies. All respondents are …

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2nd Quarter 2020 Corporate Profits

Today’s (August 27, 2020) GDP release (Q2 2020, Second Estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (preliminary estimate) for the 2nd Quarter. Of course, there are many ways to adjust and depict overall Corporate Profits.  For reference purposes, here is a chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) …

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The CFO Survey Second Quarter 2020 – Notable Excerpts

On July 8, 2020 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: The CFO …

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CEO Confidence Surveys 2Q 2020 – Notable Excerpts

On July 2, 2020, The Conference Board released the 2nd Quarter Measure Of CEO Confidence.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 44, up from 34 in the first quarter. [note:  a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses] Notable excerpts from this July 2, 2020 Press Release include: CEOs …

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1st Quarter 2020 Corporate Profits

Today’s (May 28, 2020) GDP release (Q1 2020, Second Estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (preliminary estimate) for the 1st Quarter. Of course, there are many ways to adjust and depict overall Corporate Profits.  For reference purposes, here is a chart from the St. Louis Federal Reserve (FRED) …

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Deloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q2 2020 – Notable Aspects

Recently Deloitte released their “CFO Signals” “High-Level Summary” report for the 2nd Quarter of 2020. As seen in page 3 of the report, there were 147 survey respondents.  As stated: “Each quarter (since 2Q10), CFO Signals has tracked the thinking and actions of CFOs representing many of North America’s largest and most influential companies. All respondents are …

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