Archive for January 3rd, 2020

Deeper Analysis

Closest Convergence of U.S. and Euroland Manufacturing Sectors Since January 2018

January 3, 2020

In the ISM report, a 5.9-point drop in production resulted in the weakest U.S. PMI reading (47.2) since June 2009. The components for orders of 46.8 and jobs of 45.1 were 0.4 and 1.5 points below their November results. The IHS survey of U.S. manufacturing also resulted in a lower PMI reading last month than […] More

New Overnight Developments Abroad - Daily Update

Markets Guided by Fresh Urge to Seek Safety

January 3, 2020

Safe haven currencies like the dollar and yen rose overnight. Investors shifted funds out of stocks, which had soared Thursday, into fixed income securities. 10-year sovereign debt yields fell five basis points each in the U.S., Germany and Great Britain. Equity markets dropped 0.8% in Japan, 0.6% in Indonesia and Australia, and 0.4% in India […] More