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These Key Indicators Were Released Last Week

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Key economic indicators

Key global indicators that were released this week include the following:

  • US (QQQ) (SPY) manufacturing PMI
  • France (EWQ) manufacturing PMI
  • Germany (EWG) manufacturing PMI
  • Spain manufacturing PMI
  • Eurozone manufacturing PMI
  • Japan (EWJ) manufacturing PMI
  • UK (EWU) manufacturing PMI
  • US 2Q17 GDP
  • UK 2Q17 GDP
  • US ADP employment
  • US non-farm payroll

Indicators are important for investors and market participants because they paint a picture of a country’s economic health. They help investors identify short-term economic trends and changes in market sentiments.

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Series overview

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final manufacturing PMIs for major developed economies such as the United States (QQQ) (IWM), France, Germany, Spain, the Eurozone, Japan, and the UK. We’ll also analyze 2Q17 economic growth in the US and the UK. Manufacturing PMI reports indicate trends in regards to manufacturing activity, new orders, export orders, and employment numbers in the economy.

Next, we’ll look at the US ADP employment report and the US non-farm payroll report for July 2017. Employment reports are important components of the Fed’s decision-making process.

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

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