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As Inflation Soars, So Do Corporate Earnings

Consumer prices rose 7.9% in February from a year earlier, federal government report says latest estimatethe fastest surge in inflation since the early 1980s. But not everyone feels the pressure of higher prices in the same way. As consumer sentiment plummeted, corporate profits skyrockets as companies reap the rewards of their customers’ continued willingness to […]

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Think corporate profits are a supply chain scam? Better take a longer view

A delivery man on a bicycle rides past the New York Stock Exchange and Fearless Girl, a bronze medal … [+] sculpture by Kristen Visbal, Wednesday, January 27, 2021, in New York. Stocks were broadly lower in afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors focused on the outlook for the economy and corporate earnings amid a […]

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Corporate profits, not wages, drive up inflation

This year, $11.17 has the same purchasing power as $10 in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, inflation is currently higher than it has been in 40 years. While some people might assume that higher wages are driving the jump, the data shows that corporate profits are […]

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Rising fuel prices and corporate profits – not wages – are mainly responsible for inflation

With US inflation soaring in fastest pace in 40 yearsmany companies blame the rise in prices for having had to raise the wages of their workers, including Amazon, Starbucks and Chipotle. Consumers get the message. As a Fort Worth Star-Telegram reader wrote to the editor, “You wanted higher wages, American-made products? So you better accept […]

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Corporate profits soar, filling Oregon’s tax coffers

Oregon’s corporate tax payments jumped an astonishing 46% last year, topping $1 billion for the first time, as businesses large and small reaped huge profits following the pandemic. Oregon collected nearly $1.4 billion in corporate excise taxes, a tax on business income, in 2021. It’s the highest tally on record and another indicator that many […]

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Democrats renew calls for minimum tax on corporate profits after Tesla report

Democratic lawmakers are renewing calls to tax corporate profits after revelations that Tesla won’t pay any taxes to the federal government, despite earning nearly $6 billion in profits last year. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, said Tesla’s tax revelations are troubling, especially because the company has received millions in government grants. “After years of […]

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Rishi rich: making the poorest pay to protect corporate profits

He’s a multi-millionaire Chancellor with a huge property empire who decides to raise National Insurance and bills while cutting taxes on welfare and bankers, writes Terina Hine Data released this week by The Food Foundation reported that nearly five million adults experienced food insecurity in the past month, one million of whom spent an entire […]

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UAE set to start taxing corporate profits next year | Tax News

The move marks a significant shift as the UAE seeks to align with international standards and move towards a global minimum tax. Through Ben Bartenstein and Zainab Fattah and Farah ElbahrawyBloomberg Posted Jan 31, 2022Jan 31, 2022 The UAE will impose a federal levy on corporate profits for the first time next year as it […]

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Are corporate profits hitting records because companies are “overcharging”? :: WRAL.com

By Paul Specht, PolitiFact Reporter A Democratic candidate for Congress from North Carolina says companies are making more money than they have made in seven decades. Former State Rep. Erica Smith is campaigning to represent North Carolina’s newly drawn 2nd congressional district. On December 30, she tweeted: “Corporate profit margins are at their highest level […]

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Democrats Blast Corporate Profits as Inflation Rises

Inflation remains rapid as the economy enters 2022, and Democrats have begun to point to a new culprit for high and sustained price increases: greedy corporations. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, were among those who pointed to excessive profits in some industries as something […]

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Industrial growth declines even as corporate profits hit all-time highs

Amid the pandemic gloom and weak economic recovery, corporate profits have skyrocketed to all-time highs, as have the stock markets. In FY21, net profit of listed companies (over 4,000) hit an all-time high, rising 57.6% to 5.31 lakh crore, and its share in GDP peaked in 10 years of 2.63%. Commenting on the performance of […]

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Recent Rise in Corporate Profits and People’s Return to Work Help Reduce Federal Deficit

The recent increase in corporate profits and the return to work are helping to reduce the federal deficit, bringing it below the federal deficit for the same period last year. For the period October-November, the US budget deficit stood at $ 356.4 billion, a decrease of 17% compared to the same period in 2020. It […]

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Corporate profits are booming. This can leave some padding to absorb higher wages.

U.S. corporate profits have never been bigger – nor have they accounted for a larger share of economic growth, according to recent figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Third-quarter after-tax profits were around 11% of GDP, a measure experts typically use to gauge the country’s economic health. This proportion was still close […]

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It’s time for corporate profits to return to the ’90s so companies can make up for decades of worker underpayment, says Morgan Stanley

Workers’ share of corporate income has declined for two decades to the benefit of owners and investors. The labor shortage bridges that gap and companies will have to shift money from profits to payment, the bank said. Morgan stanley says it’s time for companies to return their profit margins to what they were about thirty […]

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Biggest corporate profits since 1950 demystify the inflation story told by CEOs

In the second year of a pandemic that began with the loss of 20 million jobs, American workers are doing surprisingly well. It’s just that big American companies are doing even better. Over the past two quarters, U.S. companies outside of the financial sector have posted their highest margins since 1950 – one of the […]

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2021 9 Months: Corporate profits soar despite the exchange rate crisis, poverty, insecurity.

Nigerian businesses have dismissed the rising inflation rate and the exchange rate crisis to record higher revenues and profits. Blockbuster results: An analysis of the financial statements of 32 of the most capitalized companies on the stock exchange (excluding commercial banks) found that the companies recorded an aggregate turnover of 5.9 trillion naira in the […]

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Corporate profits are high despite inflation and shortages

A FactSet report found that S&P 500 companies are on track to achieve near-record profit margins. Corporate profits have been skyrocketing since the start of the pandemic, and margins are getting bigger and bigger. That’s not what you’d expect from skyrocketing inflation, which means inflation might be less of a problem than widely reported. Loading […]

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Americans are better than ever. Why progressive critics of corporate earnings miss the mark – The Madison Leader Gazette

About the Author: Edouard Yardeni is the president of Yardeni Research and author of Praise the profits! Most Americans are better off today than ever. It’s an easy fact to verify, but to say it these days is to risk being arrested by the cancellation culture police. This flies in the face of a fundamental […]

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Americans are better than ever. Why progressive critics of corporate earnings miss the mark

Illustration by Ben Mounsey-Wood Text size About the Author: Edouard Yardeni is the president of Yardeni Research and author of Praise the profits! Most Americans are better today than ever. It’s an easy fact to verify, but to say it these days is to risk being arrested by the crop cancellation police. It flies in […]

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Billions of ‘JobKeepers’ boosted Australian business profits while casual workers were cut

The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic produced the largest direct transfer of public money ever to increase corporate profits, at the direct expense of the working class. More than half of the $ 89 billion in federal JobKeeper wage subsidies paid during the initial period of the pandemic went to companies, whose turnover did […]

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Democrats unveil minimum corporate profit tax forcing richest companies to pay 15% rate

Three Democratic senators on Tuesday unveiled a bill that would require around 200 U.S. companies to pay a minimum tax rate of 15% The proposal, titled “The Corporate Profits Minimum Tax” is sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Angus King (I-Maine) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) And co-sponsored by Senators Michael Bennet […]

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UPDATE 2-Wholesale inflation in Japan hits 13-year high, squeezing corporate profits

* September wholesale price + 6.3% y / y vs f’cast + 5.9% * The increase reflects the increase in the range of raw material costs * Weak household spending keeps consumer inflation contained (overhauls, adds analyst quotes and milestones) By Leika Kihara TOKYO, Oct. 12 (Reuters) – Wholesale inflation in Japan hit a 13-year […]

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Wholesale inflation in Japan hits 13-year high, squeezing corporate profits

By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Wholesale inflation in Japan hit a 13-year high in September, with rising global commodity prices and a weak yen pushing up import costs, putting pressure on commodity margins. businesses and increasing the risk of unwanted consumer price increases. Rising input costs are straining manufacturers already hit by supply constraints […]

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Wholesale inflation in Japan hits 13-year high, squeezing corporate profits By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks are reflected in a mirror at a shopping mall in Tokyo amid the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tokyo, Japan, August 19, 2021. REUTERS / Athit Perawongmetha / File Photo By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Wholesale inflation in Japan hit a 13-year high in September, […]

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Increased growth in the United States in the second quarter; corporate profits rise | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy grew a little faster than initially thought in the second quarter, raising the level of gross domestic product above its pre-pandemic peak, as massive fiscal stimulus and l impact of Covid-19 vaccinations boosted spending. Thursday’s Commerce Department report also showed a sharp increase in corporate profits, which should allow […]

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US corporate profits soar in the second quarter; increased economic growth

GDP growth in the second quarter revised to 6.6% Corporate profits hit new record Weekly jobless claims increase from 4,000 to 353,000 WASHINGTON, Aug.26 (Reuters) – U.S. corporate profits hit a new second quarter record, boosted by robust demand and higher prices, suggesting that an expected slowdown in economic growth this quarter due to the […]

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Global Corporate Profits Dip 8% in Third Quarter After Record Second Quarter – Data | Invest News

By Gaurav Dogra and Patturaja Murugaboopathy (Reuters) – Global company profits in third quarter are expected to fall for the first time in 18 months after record profits in April-June, Reuters calculations showed, as the spread of the COVID-19 variant Delta squeezes the chains supply and increases labor costs. Massive fiscal stimulus to support the […]

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Global corporate profits to fall 8% in third quarter after record second quarter – data

People walk in the financial and business district of La Défense in Puteaux, near Paris, on August 23, 2021. REUTERS / Sarah Meyssonnier Aug. 25 (Reuters) – Global corporate profits in the third quarter are expected to fall for the first time in 18 months after record profits in April-June, Reuters calculations showed, as the […]

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Corporate profits fell 6.9% in 2020, impacted by the pandemic

KUALA LUMPUR: Corporate profits earned by companies or gross operating surplus (GOS) fell 6.9% last year due to declining production capacity as the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, the statistics department reported. Releasing the details of his approach to gross domestic product (GDP) income released on Tuesday, he said they include the income […]

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Is the global economic climate changing? —MercoPress

Taxing Corporate Profits: Is a Change Coming in Global Economic Conditions? Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 08:00 UTC Full article If he makes it through all of this, companies like Microsoft will no longer be able to protect their profits from prying taxes. By Gwynne Dyer – It’s not Bretton […]

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Young workers can drive an additional $ 1.9 trillion in corporate profits: Citrix

According to The Born Digital Effect, a study by Citrix Systems, young employees are poised to generate an additional $ 1.9 trillion in profits for companies. Comprised of Generation Y (born 1981-1996) and Generation Z (born after 1997), Born Digital are the first generation to grow up in a fully digital world and now represent […]

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Biden must curb corporate profits and power to achieve historic gains

President Joe Biden’s US Jobs Plan, which is integral to his agenda to build an economy that empowers workers and families in the United States, promises unique investments in the long-neglected safeguards of our economy. Part of the package has raised the particular anger of corporate lobbyists and laissez-faire conservatives: raising the corporate tax rate […]

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Biden tax plan recovers $ 2 trillion in overseas corporate profits: Treasury

US President Joe Biden receives an economic briefing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 29, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday touted the Biden administration’s proposed changes to the corporate tax code and said in detail the plan would be […]

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U.S. GDP and corporate profits to soar in 2021: 5 choices

Since the start of the year, Wall Street has remained green, after an astonishing 2020, despite recent concerns about inflation and soaring long-term US sovereign bond yields. Stock markets are expected to move north, barring occasional swings supported by strong expectations for US GDP and corporate earnings growth this year. At this point, several large-cap […]

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Corporate profits hit record high in September quarter: crisis

Corporate profits rose 15% to a record high in the September quarter as margins widened on lower input costs and better utilization levels, the research arm said on Monday. from the main rating agency Crisil. From an absolute perspective, Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization (Ebitda) hit an “all-time high” of Rs 1.60 lakh […]

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Corporate profits hit record high in September quarter: Crisil

Corporate profits rose 15% to an all-time high in the September quarter as margins widened on lower input costs and better utilization levels, the research industry said on Monday. from the main rating agency Crisil. From an absolute standpoint, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) hit a record Rs 1.60 lakh crore in […]

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Rise in corporate profits under the effect of wage compression, creating dangerous inequalities Nouriel Roubini

MUMBAI : The nice 25 percent increase in corporate profits in the September quarter amid a sharp contraction in GDP is explained by wage cuts, leading to increased inequality in India, economist Nouriel Roubini said on Thursday . This growing inequality is “dangerous” politically and socially because only a few people in the economy benefit […]

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Corporate profits hit a record $ 495 billion in the third quarter as the economy reopens

U.S. corporate profits hit a record $ 495.3 billion, or an annualized rate of 27.1%, in the third quarter, as consumer demand rebounded and businesses reopened, the reports showed. Commerce Department data released Wednesday. The increase comes after declines of 12% and 10.3% respectively in the first and second quarters. The sharp rebound in profits […]

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Global corporate profits plummet 33% and won’t rebound anytime soon: JPMorgan

With nearly all of the world’s companies reporting second-quarter numbers, JPMorgan analyzed earnings to determine how much the virus has squeezed profits and how long it may take to recover. Global corporate profits fell 33% in the year to the second quarter, the bank’s researchers said. The fall is less than half of the 70% […]

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Japanese corporate profits drop biggest since 2009 as pandemic wreaks havoc

Japanese corporate profits in the January-March quarter recorded the biggest decline since 2009, hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the global economy, government data showed on Monday. Pre-tax profits of domestic companies covered by the ministry’s quarterly survey plunged 32.0% to 15.14 trillion yen ($ 140 billion) from a year earlier, the […]

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Corporate profits fall the most in the first quarter since the Great Recession of 2008

Numbers: US corporate profits fell 13.9% in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday. This is the largest drop since the fourth quarter of 2008 during the Great Recession. The decrease is not annualized. Profits were $ 1.84 trillion annualized in the first quarter, up from $ 2.13 trillion in the last three months […]

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Divergence between corporate earnings and stock valuations may not last

From tweets to trade wars to impeachment inquiries, 2019 has been anything but stable. The only thing that weathered the storm? The US stock market, which is up nearly 25% since the start of the year. Despite this strong performance, investors are increasingly concerned that stock prices may not be in line with company fundamentals. […]

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Cautious investors: corporate profits are lower today than in 2014

Executives at America’s biggest corporations say profits have never been higher, but government accounting tells a different story. According to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, corporate profits, after adjusting for inventory valuation and capital consumption, remain 3.6% below their peak in Q2 2014, while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.11% profits are expected to […]

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Chart: Corporate profits stagnate

US corporate profits are stagnating due to the trade war – and lowering interest rates will not solve this problem. The markets and the Federal Reserve (Fed) are contested. Stock markets focused on sentiment shifts related to the ebb and flow of the trade war. A ceasefire, and the actions go up. No more tariffs […]

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Corporate profits and government spending explode as wages and the economy languish

The supreme irony of the latest listless GDP data is that private demand has been supported by “brisk” public spending. There are serious questions about the government’s competence to run the economy, reports Alan austin. Australia continues to lag behind the rest of the world. Many of the latest published results are at historically low […]

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The misguided war on corporate profits

Bernie Sanders relishes the contempt of America’s business elite, proudly displaying on his campaign website his anti-endorsements of corporate titans and their apologists. It’s the theme he’s championed his entire career – and it looks like he’s gaining ground on both sides of the aisle. Fox News host Tucker Carlson calls American businesses the biggest […]

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Falling corporate profits reinforce recession fears in the United States

Profits of companies listed on the S&P 500 are expected to fall nearly 3% this quarter. This represents a significant slowdown from the rapid growth in corporate profits last year. A report published this week by Oxford Economics calls these profit problems a “bad omen” for the economy. There are growing concerns that the financial […]

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Corporate Profits? Federal Corporate Tax Collections? – ITEP

Data released by the US Treasury Department on Friday confirms that President Trump’s tax law eliminated corporate income tax, despite claims by his supporters that the law’s corporate tax cuts would be in effect. somehow profitable. This should be of concern to anyone who wants government to work. The new data confirms that tax revenues […]

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For corporate profits, is it as good as it gets?

1. Peak gains: American corporate profits are growing at breakneck speed. A perfect storm of huge corporate tax cuts, strong economic momentum and rising oil prices are expected to push S&P 500 earnings up nearly 20% this year. Businesses haven’t minted money so quickly since 2010, the first full year after the Great Recession, according […]

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Chinese company profits rise, but outlook grows gloomy

Last year, the profits of China’s largest publicly traded companies grew at their fastest pace since 2010, but don’t expect a repeat in 2018. Earnings per share of companies in the MSCI China Index, which includes 152 large and mid-cap stocks mostly listed in China, Hong Kong and the United States, likely rose more than […]

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Warren Buffett’s Prediction of Corporate Profits as a Percentage of GDP

In a 1999 article for Fortune, Warren Buffett said that corporate profits as a percentage of US GDP are unlikely to continue to rise. He cited rising inequality, which would pose political problems. Although profits continued to rise, the growth of populism was among the problems he foresaw. This social and political shift could tip […]

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Two-thirds of corporate profits are now held in tax havens – Mother Jones

The Republican tax bill has many, many weird provisions that I am only just discovering now. For example, did you know that it prohibits tax-free obligations for the construction of sports stadiums? I like this one, actually, although I’m not quite sure it’s rationale. But whatever the reason, they’re little potatoes. How much money is […]

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Trump praises corporate profits while seeking corporate tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump sent a Twitter message on Tuesday bragging about the high profits of US companies under his presidency, prompting critics to say he was undermining Republican arguments for a tax cut for companies. As Republicans in Washington attempt to refocus on taxes after their failed campaign to repeal Obamacare, […]

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The Big Bull Market Challenge: Corporate Profits Stalled

The stock market’s historic uptrend after the election has come to a halt of late as the Republican healthcare reform bill stalled, raising concerns about the rest of the Trump administration’s agenda. However, the big mediums remain with a hair of record territory. Investors have been spoiled lately with easy gains, a lack of volatility […]

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Corporate profits take permanent vacation in Cayman Islands and Bermuda: the two-way: NPR

George Town in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, is home to many international banks and offshore companies. New study shows the Caymans have $ 46 billion in multinational corporate profits, far more than their own $ 3 billion economy. David Rogers / Getty Images hide caption toggle legend David Rogers / Getty Images George Town in […]

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Falling corporate profits could signal a recession

Lightning flashes behind an air traffic control tower at McCarran International Airport. Ethan Miller / Getty Images It could get ugly in the US economy before long. While everyone has been distracted by the strength of the job market and decent consumption, the real breakdown in the US economy has come from the corporate sector, […]

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Stock prices don’t drive corporate earnings – it’s the other way around

Here is a fitting update for the end of the first quarter. One insight generated by the use of global leading economic indicators is that, if corporate earnings are a long leading indicator and stock prices a short indicator, then it stands to reason that corporate earnings actually lead, rather than track, actions, at least […]

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Corporate profits fall in 2015 for the first time since the Great Recession

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – Corporate profits fell 3.2% in 2015 to mark the first drop since the Great Recession, adding further weight to a slow-growing U.S. economy. American businesses have been squeezed by falling exports, cheaper imports and continued caution from cost-conscious consumers. Firms also incurred higher labor costs. Adjusted pre-tax profits fell 7.8% in the […]

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Why the EPI is wrong about the labor share and company profits

We have one of the Economic Policy Institute’s usual whining about how capitalist plutocrats are cheating on the American worker. It seems they are looking in economic statistics for anything that would justify such outcry. And there are a lot of numbers that can be used to support the argument, this is most definitely true. […]

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What is the relationship between corporate profits and GDP?

Do Do investors really understand the economy or the business cycle? The recent surge in stock indexes challenges the assumption that markets believe there is a relationship. As I have said many times in the past, it is not necessary to have short-term correlations between the economy and the markets. There are millions of reasons […]

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If corporate profits are increasing, then why are corporate tax revenues decreasing?

Apparently this is one of the great scandals of our time. The way corporate profits are soaring ever higher and yet corporate tax revenues are falling to increasingly low levels as a percentage of both GDP and total tax revenues. Obviously, this has been some change in the war between the plutocrats and the people […]

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Wages vs corporate profits

It’s not the Fed, and it’s not interest rates. It’s not Obamacare or Obama himself. It is not the national debt. And it’s not China either. I can summarize the fundamental problem facing the US economy in a chart: The median American family earns less money than 15 years ago. Data for 2015 is not […]

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The 30-year golden age of corporate profits is coming to an end

Photo by Alex Menendez / Getty Images According to the latest publication from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the streak of three decades of extraordinary earnings growth for the world’s largest companies may be coming to an end. “Over the past three decades, companies have enjoyed record growth in profits, new market opportunities and lower […]

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Corporate profits are historically extreme

I recently discussed the valuation report published by the Office of Financial Research, which contained several important statements about the risk to investors in overvalued markets. To witness it: “Markets can change quickly and in unpredictable ways. When these changes do occur, they are greatest and most damaging when asset valuations are at extremely high […]

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The Myth of Corporate Profits

Where’s the proof of the r > g crowd’s favorite talking point? HAre rising corporate profits coming at the expense of the American worker? Venture capitalist and billionaire Nick Hanauer seems to think so. As he puts it, “Corporate profits are at their highest in 50 years while unemployment is also at their highest in […]

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Corporate income and taxes – Center for American Progress

As middle-class and low-income Americans struggle to get by, corporate profits skyrocket. In 2013, after-tax corporate profits consumes a record 11.2 percent of total national income. Between 1946 and 2010, after-tax corporate profits consistently remained below 10% of national income, but 2013 was the fourth year in a row that corporate profits exceeded 10% of […]

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Adding corporate earnings to the market cap-to-GDP ratio (NYSEARCA:SPY)

In this article, I will look at the popular Total Market Cap indicator (NYSEARCA: SPY) to GDP and adding corporate profits to the equation. The reason I added corporate earnings is that corporate earnings are a leading indicator of stocks in the stock market. The chart below shows an overlay of the Wilshire 5000 Total […]

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Corporate profits rise and wages slide

Corporate profits are at their highest level for at least 85 years. Employee compensation is at its lowest for 65 years. The Commerce Department estimated last week that companies earned $ 2.1 trillion in 2013 and paid $ 419 billion in corporate taxes. After-tax profit of $ 1.7 trillion was 10% of gross domestic product […]