Business and Industrial Sentiment vs. U.S. GDP

Business and Industrial Sentiment vs. U.S. GDP Chart suggesting that business and industrial surveys have not explained U.S. economic growth over the past decade (R² = 0). Image: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

Share of Americans Who Own Stocks

Share of Americans Who Own Stocks More and more Americans are invested in the stock market. 30 years ago, only about 30%. More than 50%, today. Image: Atlas, Survey of Consumer Finances

Fears of Global Recession

Fears of Global Recession The latest BofAML’s European credit investor survey shows that fears of global recession have risen to 42%. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch

ISM Manufacturing Index vs. Predictors

ISM Manufacturing Index vs. Predictors The chart shows that the Empire State Manufacturing Survey is a better predictor of the ISM Manufacturing Index over the past two years. Image: Nordea and Macrobond