Economic forecast


Jun

16

2018
The Role of a CFO

The Role of a CFO

Everybody knows who a CEO is and many have heard of a CFO. Yet there is some mystery around what the role of a CFO is outside of financial actions. People who deal with B2B transactions often hear, “I’ll have to run that by my CFO” or “If our CFO doesn’t approve this, we won’t proceed.” The CFO holds one of the most important positions...

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May

16

2014
Highlights of Latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index

Highlights of Latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index

Contributed by Pamela Wasley, CEO. According to the latest Vistage CEO Confidence Index survey, CEOs remain optimistic going into 2014. The last six months constitutes the highest level of optimism in three years. Revenues are up, cost cutting measures have increased profitability leaving a substantial amount of cash on balance sheets, and 74% expect their revenues to increase over the next 12 months. And interesting...

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Oct

29

2013

More Guarded Optimism Reported in Latest CEO Confidence Survey

Contributed by Pamela Wasley, CEO The Q3 Vistage CEO Confidence Index is out and it shows CEOs are more optimistic about their own company’s growth than they are about the economy.  They are expecting higher profits and revenues thus were expecting to increase hiring and fixed investments. The most significant business issues businesses are facing today are staffing (finding, hiring, retaining and training) and economic...

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May

06

2013

CEO Confidence Up, but Worries Persist About Staff Quality and Availability

According to the Q1 2013 Vistage CEO Confidence Index  CEOs are cautiously optimistic. The underlying strength of the economy is allowing CEOs to finally focus on the issues within their own businesses rather than worrying about the national economy and policies. The Confidence Index was 96.6 in the 1st quarter 2013 survey, up from 87.0 in the prior quarter and the highest level since last...

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Jan

28

2013

A Prediction for 2013-2014 (94.7% Accurate)

Back in November, when everyone was so concerned about the fiscal cliff and what Congress would do I had predicted that there were two things you could count on − taxes going higher and the Payroll Holiday tax disappearing. And yes, both happened. I based these predictions on one of my favorite economists, Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics, because his accuracy in forecasting future...

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