My overall analysis indicates a continuing elevated and growing level of financial danger which contains many worldwide and U.S.-specific “stresses” of a very complex nature. I have written numerous posts on this site concerning both ongoing and recent “negative developments.” These developments, as well as other exceedingly problematical conditions, have presented a highly perilous economic environment that endangers the overall financial system.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
On April 7, 2021 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.
SPX at 4079.95 as this post is written
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
For reference purposes, below are two charts of the VIX from year 2000 through Monday’s (April 5, 2021) close, which had a closing value of 17.91.
Monday, April 5, 2021
In the March 9, 2012 post (“Charts of Equities’ Performance Since March 9, 2009 And January 1, 1980“) I highlighted two charts for reference purposes.
StockCharts.com maintains long-term historical charts of various major stock market indices, interest rates, currencies, commodities, and economic indicators.
Friday, April 2, 2021
Shortly after each monthly employment report I have been posting a continual series titled “3 Critical Unemployment Charts.”
As I have commented previously, as in the October 6, 2009 post (“A Note About Unemployment Statistics”), in my opinion the official methodologies used to measure the various job loss and unemployment statistics do not provide an accurate depiction; they serve to understate the severity of unemployment.