Key economic indicators

Global investors should monitor economic indicators to understand the condition of the global economy (ACWI) (VTI). Indicators are important because they shed light on a country’s economic health and help investors identify short-term economic trends and changes in market sentiment.

These Key Economic Indicators Were Released Last Week

Important global indicators released last week include the following:

  • US manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index)
  • France (EWQ) manufacturing PMI
  • Germany (EWG) (DAX-INDEX) manufacturing PMI
  • Eurozone (N100-INDEX) manufacturing PMI
  • China (MCHI) (FXI) manufacturing PMI
  • Japan (EWJ) manufacturing PMI
  • Canada (EWC) manufacturing PMI
  • India (INDA) manufacturing PMI
  • Euro area GDP growth rate
  • US (QQQ) (SPXL) non-farm payroll
  • US (SPX-INDEX) ADP employment change
  • US consumer confidence
  • FOMC statement

Importance of manufacturing PMI

In this series, we’ll take a look at the global (VT) (ACWI) manufacturing PMIs for January 2017. The manufacturing PMIs are important indicators, as they show the business condition of an economy.

Monthly manufacturing PMI reports show manufacturing activity, output, new orders, export orders, and employment numbers. They help us to assess growth and trends in world manufacturing activity. Many policymakers use the manufacturing PMI reports to make important policy decisions that could affect the economy at large. In this series, we’ll also look at the US jobs report for January 2017.

In the next part of this series, we’ll analyze US manufacturing PMI for January 2017.

Latest articles

Today, Canopy Growth announced that it acquired the Saskatchewan-based KeyLeaf Life Sciences along with entities relating to the company and its intellectual property. Here's what you need to know about the completed deal.

Yesterday, Tyson Foods (TSN) and fellow meat producers Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) and Sanderson Farms (SAFM) took a hit to their stocks after news came out about an investigation over price-fixing allegations.

On June 24, RH (RH) was trading at $115.01, implying a rise of 21.2% since its announcement of its first-quarter earnings results on June 12. Despite the surge in its stock price, the company is still trading at a discount of 29.1% to its 52-week high.

26 Jun

Roku Stock Fell Close to 7.0% Yesterday

WRITTEN BY Aditya Raghunath

Roku stock fell 6.8% yesterday to close trading at $93.25 per share. Roku stock has lost over 9.0% in market value in the last two trading days. Prior to this pullback, Roku stock was up a whopping 235.0% year-to-date.

26 Jun

Beyond Meat Stock Up Today on New Product Launch

WRITTEN BY Rajiv Nanjapla

Today, Beyond Meat (BYND) announced that its new product, Beyond Beef, will hit markets across the US later this week.

FedEx (FDX) ended fiscal 2019 on a dismal note and reported a significant YoY decline in fourth-quarter earnings. The delivery giant posted adjusted EPS of $5.01, which was 15.2% lower than the year-ago quarter’s earnings of $5.91. The company cited sluggish revenue growth and increased expenses as the main reason behind the dismal bottom-line performance.