Long-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – February 14, 2020 Update

As I stated in my July 12, 2010 post (“ECRI WLI Growth History“): For a variety of reasons, I am not as enamored with ECRI’s WLI and WLI Growth measures as many are. However, I do think the measures are important and deserve close monitoring and scrutiny. Below are three long-term charts, from the Doug … Read more Long-Term Charts Of The ECRI WLI & ECRI WLI, Gr. – February 14, 2020 Update

Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI)

The St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index (STLFSI) is one index that is supposed to measure stress in the financial system.  Its reading as of the February 6, 2020 update (reflecting data through January 31, 2020) is -1.463. Of course, there are a variety of other measures and indices that are supposed to measure financial stress and … Read more Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI)

Recession Probability Models – February 2020

There are a variety of economic models that are supposed to predict the probabilities of recession. While I don’t agree with the methodologies employed or probabilities of impending economic weakness as depicted by the following two models, I think the results of these models should be monitored. Please note that each of these models is … Read more Recession Probability Models – February 2020

Deflation Probabilities – February 6, 2020 Update

While I do not agree with the current readings of the measure – I think the measure dramatically understates the probability of deflation, as measured by the CPI – the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta maintains an interesting data series titled “Deflation Probabilities.” As stated on the site: Using estimates derived from Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities … Read more Deflation Probabilities – February 6, 2020 Update

Another Recession Probability Indicator – Updated Through Q3 2019

Each month I have been highlighting various estimates of U.S. recession probabilities.  The latest update was that of January 8, 2020, titled “Recession Probability Models – January 2020.” While I don’t agree with the methodologies employed or the probabilities of impending economic weakness as depicted by these and other estimates, I do believe that the … Read more Another Recession Probability Indicator – Updated Through Q3 2019

Velocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through January 30, 2020

Here are three charts from the St. Louis Fed depicting the velocity of money in terms of the MZM, M1 and M2 money supply measures. All charts reflect quarterly data through the 4th quarter of 2019, and were last updated as of January 30, 2020. Velocity of MZM Money Stock, current value = 1.288: Data Source: FRED, … Read more Velocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through January 30, 2020

Real GDP Chart Since 1947 With Trendline – 4th Quarter 2019

For reference purposes, below is a chart from the Doug Short site post of January 30, 2020 titled “Q4 GDP Advance Estimate: Real GDP at 2.1%” reflecting Real GDP, with a trendline, as depicted.  This chart incorporates the Gross Domestic Product, Fourth Quarter and Year 2019 (Advance Estimate) of January 30, 2020: _________ I post various … Read more Real GDP Chart Since 1947 With Trendline – 4th Quarter 2019

Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI)

The St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index (STLFSI) is one index that is supposed to measure stress in the financial system.  Its reading as of the January 23, 2020 update (reflecting data through January 17, 2020) is -1.567. Of course, there are a variety of other measures and indices that are supposed to measure financial stress and … Read more Chicago Fed National Financial Conditions Index (NFCI)

Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through December 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 December 2019, updated on January 28, 2020. This value is $245,484 ($ Millions): (click on charts to … Read more Durable Goods New Orders – Long-Term Charts Through December 2019

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