Advisor Perspectives had a post of February 26, 2021 (“Michigan Consumer Sentiment…“) that displays the latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence and Thomson/Reuters University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index charts. They are presented below:
Friday, February 26, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Many people place emphasis on Durable Goods New Orders as a prominent economic indicator and/or leading economic indicator.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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, sustainable long-term economic vitality is to be realized.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
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]
Thursday, February 18, 2021
The St. Louis Fed’s Financial Stress Index (STLFSI2) is one index that is supposed to measure stress in the financial system. Its reading as of the February 18, 2021 update (reflecting data through February 12, 2021) is -.9186: