Tag Archives: Duke-CFO Survey

QE3 is a Mistake

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The Fed made a mistake today in launching QE3. This is not just my opinion. It is the overwhelming opinion of America‚Äôs CFOs. In the Duke University-CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey released September 10, 2012, we asked a key … Continue reading


CFOs: Lower Rates via QE3 Will Not Spur Corporate Investment

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I hope members of the FOMC will read this before their meeting on Thursday. The Duke-CFO Survey, released on September 11, 2012, provides sharp, new evidence that QE3 will not stimulate economic growth. CFOs clearly tell us (647 of 667 … Continue reading


QE Won’t Work This Time

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There are two upcoming FOMC meetings: July 31-August 1, 2012 and September 12-13, 2012. With high likelihood, we will see another round of Quantitative Easing – or QE. Economists are split as to whether there would be any real benefit … Continue reading


The Fundamentals are Fundamentally Troubling

The Duke-CFO Survey was released today and the news is grim. One of the big challenges is to reconcile the growth in confidence against the hard data. Consumers as well as CFOs are more confident. However, our survey shows that … Continue reading