Japan’s manufacturing PMI stood at 52.90 in September 2017, compared to 52.20 in August 2017. The PMI figure beat the preliminary market estimation of 52.5.
According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved strongly in September 2017.
According to a report by Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI rose to 54.3 in September 2017, compared to 52.4 in August.
According to a report by Markit Economics, Germany’s final manufacturing PMI stood at 60.60 in September 2017, compared to 59.30 in August.
According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 56.10 in September 2017, compared to 55.80 in August 2017.
September’s final US manufacturing PMI stood at 53.1, compared to 52.8 in August. It met the preliminary market expectations of 53.
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The energy sector has given a poor performance so far in 2017.
The industrial sector also played an important role in the S&P 500 Index in September 2017.
The healthcare sector remained the second largest gainer of the S&P 500 Index (SPY) so far in 2017 in September.
The utility sector is an important sector in the S&P 500 Index (SPY). The Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU), which tracks the performance of the utility sector, fell 3.5% so far in September 2017.
The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK), which tracks the performance of the technology sector, has remained flat in September 2017.
The financial sector has had a strong performance so far in September 2017. The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF), which tracks the performance of the financial sector, rose nearly 4.4% on a month-to-date basis.
The dollar index saw downward movement between December 28, 2016, and September 8, 2017.
The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures volatility in the S&P 500 Index, remained flat so far in September 2017. Volatility has been playing an important role in markets so far in this year.
The S&P 500 Index (SPY) has had a strong performance in September 2017. As of September 26, 2017, the index had risen nearly 1.2% on a month-to-date basis.
As China is one of the important emerging economies, investors should keep an eye on its important indicators.
The Eurozone Sentix Investor Confidence Index stood at 28.2 for September 2017 as compared to 27.7 in August 2017.
According to data provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US Consumer Price Index (or the inflation index) rose 0.4% in August 2017 compared with a 0.1% rise in July 2017.