Weaker Wage Growth in the Current Expansion

Weaker Wage Growth in the Current Expansion Interesting chart showing that wage growth is much weaker than it was in the late 1990s. Picture source: Economic Policy Institute

U.S. Economic Expansions

U.S. Economic Expansions The current business cycle is the longest expansion, but it’s also the weakest. Picture source: The Wall Street Journal

S&P 500 Return: Earnings Growth vs. Multiple Expansion

S&P 500 Return: Earnings Growth vs. Multiple Expansion Since the beginning of the year, the multiple expansion explains the S&P 500 return. You may also like “U.S. Equities and The World: Earnings Growth vs. Multiple Expansion.” Picture source: Strategas

U.S. Equities and The World: Earnings Growth vs. Multiple Expansion

U.S. Equities and The World: Earnings Growth vs. Multiple Expansion Since the 2009 low, the strong performance of the U.S. markets comes from earnings growth (73%) and multiple expansion (27%). You may also like “S&P 500 Return: Earnings Growth vs. Multiple Expansion.” Picture source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

U.S. Expansions and Recessions

U.S. Expansions and Recessions Recessions are usually painful, but expansions have been powerful. The average expansion is 67 months and the average recession is 11 months, since 1950. You may also like “Economic Impact of U.S. Recessions.” Picture source: Oxford Economics

The Longest Economic Expansion in American History

The Longest Economic Expansion in American History The U.S. GDP has grown for 121 consecutive months since the Great Recession. This is officially the longest U.S. economic expansion in history.  You may also like “Strength of Economic Expansions.” Pictures source: CNBC

Longest Economic Expansion in U.S. History

Longest Economic Expansion in U.S. History Since the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has grown for 121 consecutive months. This is the longest economic expansion in American history. You may also like “Strength of Economic Expansions.” Picture source: Ryan Detrick, LPL Financial LLC

U.S. Business Expansions Length by Month since 1854

U.S. Business Expansions Length by Month since 1854 Since 1854, the U.S. was in recession 35% of the time. U.S. recessions are becoming rarer over time and partly explain the increasing survival of zombie firms. Picture source: Deutsche Bank