Archive for April 1st, 2019

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U.S. Factory Sector Advantage Versus Euroland Widened Sharply in March

April 1, 2019

The 7.8-point spread in March between the U.S. ISM-compiled manufacturing purchasing managers index and the euro area IHS-compiled counterpart is the widest such has been in over six years and 4.9 index points greater than the width at the end of 2018. There is a caveat, however, and it is the a 0.6-point decline in […] More

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Stocks and Sovereign Debt Yields Up on Better-than-Expected Chinese and British Manufacturing Data

April 1, 2019

This is not an April Fool’s joke. China’s NBS manufacturing purchasing managers index climbed 1.3 points to a 6-month high of 50.5 in March from February’s 3-year low, while the Caixin-compiled Chinese manufacturing PMI reading of 50.8 constituted an 8-month high. Also, the NBS nonmanufacturing PMI rose 0.5 points to a 6-month high as well […] More