manufacturing purchasing manager surveys

Commodity Prices, Equities, and Dollar Strengthen

February 1, 2021

Today’s speculative move of the day involves silver, which briefly edged above $30  per ounce and currently shows a net daily gain of slightly more than 10%.  The prices of gold and oil are each up 0.8%. Share prices in the Pacific Rim surged 5% in India, 3.5% in Indonesia, 2.7% in Hong Kong and […] More

Start of a Fresh Month Sees Dollar Drop and Share Prices Resume Their Rise

December 1, 2020

A slew of manufacturing purchasing manager surveys taken in November were released today. Fed Chairman Powell and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin testify before the Senate Banking Committee today on the Cares Act. After dipping on Sunday, Covid cases and the death count turned upward over the past 24 hours both globally and in the United States. […] More

Dollar Little Changed But Equities Rebound on Day Before U.S. Election

November 2, 2020

U.S. stock futures point to a rise of more than 1.0% at today’s open. Overseas, share prices closed up 1.5% in Hong Kong and South Korea and by 1.4% in Japan, and key European bourses currently show rises of 1.8% in France and Italy, 1.7% in Germany, 1.4% in Switzerland, 1.3% in Spain and 1.1% […] More

PMI Surveys, Post-Brexit Britain, and Coronavirus Concerns Vie for Market’s Attention

February 3, 2020

The dollar advanced today by 1.5% against sterling and 1.2% against China’s renminbi. The European Union’s lead trade negotiator expressed doubt that a trade deal with the U.K. similar to what Britain shares with Canada can be reached this year. China’s stock market dived 7.7% on the first trading day after the New Year holiday […] More

Geopolitical Strains, Weak Data, and a Poor Bond Auction as New Quarter Kicks Off

October 1, 2019

As China observes National Day, increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong evoked a Kent State moment as one protester has been shot there. Half a world away, President Trump’s team stepped up its manhunt for the impeachment whistle blower. Britain, too, is convulsed by its own constitutional crisis, ans the Conservative Party prepares for its […] More

Evidence of Intensifying Price Pressure Around the World

February 1, 2018

The dominant theme of manufacturing PMIs for January was a further significant pickup in cost pressure related to a variety of factors such as more elevated oil prices, faster growth in demand than capacity, and the falling value of the dollar. U.S. unit labor costs jumped 2.0% between the third and fourth quarters of last […] More

Dollar Trading More Firmly on PMI Day

June 1, 2017

A load of manufacturing purchasing manager surveys were reported today. The dollar has strengthened by 0.4% against the Australian dollar and sterling, 0.3% versus the yen, and 0.1% relative to the euro and Swiss franc. The dollar has softened 0.2% versus the Chinese yuan for its fourth daily drop in a row. The dollar also […] More

The New Year Begins with Good European Economic Data

January 2, 2017

Share prices climbed 1.7% in Italy, 1.0% in Germany, 0.7% in Spain, 0.4% in France and 0.2% in Greece. The ten-year Italian sovereign debt yield. The dollar advanced 0.6% against the euro, 0.5% relative to the yen and Swiss franc, 0.4% vis-a-vis the Australian dollar and 0.3% versus the Mexican peso and sterling. Most markets […] More

U.S. PMI Disappointment

August 3, 2015

The dollar is little changed on this first trading day of August 2015. The Greek stock market reopened to a 16.5% plunge after its extended closure.  Other European equities are up however by 0.8% in in Italy and Spain, 1.1% in Germany and 0.7% in France.  The British Ftse is unchanged, as is the DOW […] More

Parade of the PMIs

June 1, 2015

Around 25 purchasing manager surveys, almost all covering the manufacturing sector, have already been reported today.  German state CPI figures and an estimate of Japanese business investment last quarter were also released. Still no compromise between Greece and its creditors involving reforms for aid has been reached.   Greece needs to make a payment to the […] More

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