ISM

By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 53.2 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which topped May by 1.9 percent and is the fourth straight month of growth.
By Jeff Berman · June 1, 2016
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 51.3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) in May, representing a 0.5 percent gain over April.
By Jeff Berman · May 27, 2016
The questions for the most recent Semiannual Economic Forecast, which was released last week, included: 1-has the strength of the U.S. dollar had a negative, negligible or positive impact on their organization’s profits?; 2-has the net impact of the depressed prices of oil and related commodities been negative, negligible, or positive for their organization’s profits; and 3-how would they characterize the combined impact of their organization’s profits on the strength of the U.S. dollar and the depressed prices of oil and related commodities.
By Jeff Berman · May 19, 2016
Even though there are myriad indications that the economy has lost some of its footing in recent months, the May 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued by the Institute for Supply Management indicates that prospects for growth remain fully intact.
By Jeff Berman · May 4, 2016
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By Jeff Berman · May 4, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.7 in April (a level of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was up 1.2 percent compared to March, with economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector growing for the 75th consecutive month.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2016
Manufacturing activity in April remained on the right side of growth for the second straight month, following six months of contraction, according to the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2016
ISM said that the PMI, its index used to measure growth, was 51.8 in March (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which topped February’s 49.5 by 2.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · March 3, 2016
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