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US ISM Manufacturing Index

Discussion in 'Economic Indicator Descriptions' started by Felix Homogratus, Nov 2, 2009.

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  1. Felix Homogratus

    Felix Homogratus Commander in Chief

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    US ISM Manufacturing comes out at 10:00 am New York Time on the first working day of every month.

    ISM stands for Institute for Supply Management. What they do is survey executives in manufacturing industry by asking them a series of questions about their expectations for production, new orders, deliveries, employment, and inventories, such as are you planning to fire, hire, or stay unchanged on new workers in the near future? Then they average out all the answers, and they get a number anywhere between 1 and 100.

    A number of 50 means that, on average, the manufacturing industry in the USA did not improve over previously measured month. A number above 50 means that the manufacturing industry expanded over previously measured month. A number below 50 means that the manufacturing industry contracted over previously measured month.

    A better than expected number is usually good for US dollar, so GBP/USD tends to go down. A worse than expected number is usually bad for US dollar, so GBP/USD tends to go up. To read more about this report, please visit Institute for Supply Management - Home Page, which is the organization that gathers and analyzes the data and releases the number.

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