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CEO optimism hits two-year high as inflation cools: Conference Board

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: The CEO survey aligns with findings by Wolters Kluwer that 87% of large-company economists expect that the U.S. will achieve a “soft landing,” or avoid a recession as tight monetary policy slows inflation to the Fed’s 2% target. In December just 67% held that view, Wolters Kluwer said Friday. Economists from… Read More »CEO optimism hits two-year high as inflation cools: Conference Board

Economists Haven’t Been So Critical of Tight Fed Since 2010

Economists are starting to think the Federal Reserve is keeping money a little too tight. That’s the takeaway from results of a National Association for Business Economics poll published Monday, which showed 21% of respondents considered the US central bank’s current monetary policy stance to be “too restrictive” — the most since mid-2010. The results,… Read More »Economists Haven’t Been So Critical of Tight Fed Since 2010

3 CFO Strategies for Better Annual Reporting Performance: Metric of the Month

Late December and early January are one of the heaviest workload periods in the year for many organizations, as month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing processes all come to a head. The reporting work doesn’t stop with the completion of the annual close, however — organizations still need to report their earnings to key stakeholders like… Read More »3 CFO Strategies for Better Annual Reporting Performance: Metric of the Month

Fed Has Time to Be Patient on Cutting Interest Rates, Barkin Says

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin reiterated policymakers have time to be patient about the timing of rate cuts, pointing to a strong labor market and continued disinflation. “No one wants inflation to reemerge,” Barkin said Thursday in prepared remarks at an Economic Club of New York event. “And given robust demand and… Read More »Fed Has Time to Be Patient on Cutting Interest Rates, Barkin Says

As S&P 500 breaches 5,000, its valuation hits lofty levels as well

(Reuters) – As the S&P 500 continues to hit fresh milestones with a first-ever break above the 5,000 level, its valuation is reaching new heights as well. The S&P 500’s (.SPX), forward price-to-earnings ratio — a commonly used metric to value stocks — this week rose to 20.4 times, a level last reached in February 2022, according… Read More »As S&P 500 breaches 5,000, its valuation hits lofty levels as well