Business Inventories / Sales Ratio

January 21, 2021 Firms are always trying to keep their inventories in line with sales.  When the economy falls into recession, typically businesses do not cut back production as quickly as sales decline, so the inventory/sales ratio rises sharply  — which is...

Corporate Profits

January 21, 2021 Corporate profits from current production (corporate profits before tax with inventory valuation and capital consumption adjustments) rose by $495.3 billion in the third quarter which works out to an annualized growth rate of 27.1% after having...