August 2017

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing composite index fell back more than analysts expected in July, dropping 3.5 percentage points to 53.9. Most economists expect non-manufacturing to pick-up over the next several months since consumer spending remains robust and construction activity is holding-up well. On a 3 month moving average basis (3MMA), the index scored [...]

ISM Manufacturing Index

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index for continues to perform well despite a 1.5 point drop to 56.3 in June, which was in-line with analysts’ expectations. The decline stemmed from a 3.1 point drop in new orders to a still very strong 60.4. Fourteen of 18 industries reported growth in new orders to include [...]

July 2017

ISM Manufacturing Index

The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index for June increased by 2.9 percentage points month on month (m/m), to 57.8, besting analyst expectations. New orders surged points percentage points 5.3 m/m. This was the second consecutive gain and puts the index back above 60 for the first time since March. Fifteen of the 18 industries that [...]