CEO Confidence Surveys 1Q 2021 – Notable Excerpts

On February 18, 2021, The Conference Board released the Q1 2021 Measure Of CEO Confidence.   The overall measure of CEO Confidence was at 73, up from 64. [note:  a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses] Notable excerpts from this February 18, 2021 Press Release include: Current Conditions CEOs’ assessment of general …

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The CFO Survey Fourth Quarter 2020 – Notable Excerpts

On December 22, 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 survey was …

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Deloitte “CFO Signals” Report Q4 2020 – Notable Aspects

Recently Deloitte released their “CFO Signals” “High-Level Summary” report for the 4th Quarter of 2020. As seen in page 3 of the report, there were 148 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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3rd Quarter 2020 Corporate Profits

Today’s (November 25, 2020) GDP release (Q3 2020, Second Estimate) was accompanied by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Corporate Profits report (preliminary estimate) for the 3rd 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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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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