ISM Manufacturing Index vs. S&P 500 Index

ISM Manufacturing Index vs. S&P 500 Index This chart shows the correlation between the ISM manufacturing index and the S&P 500 index year-over-year percent change, since 2011. The U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index in April stands at 49.2%, below the consensus forecast of 50.0%, which is indicative of a contraction in the manufacturing sector. Click the…

U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index and U.S. GDP Growth

U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index and U.S. GDP Growth The large gap that currently exists between the U.S. ISM Manufacturing Index and U.S. real GDP will eventually close, as economic indicators tend to align over time. Image: Deutsche Bank Asset Allocation

ISM Manufacturing Index and SOX Philadelphia Semiconductor Index

ISM Manufacturing Index vs. Semiconductors Semiconductors are discounting a substantial rise in the U.S. ISM Manufacturing PMI, which suggests a robust expansion in manufacturing activity and overall economic growth. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy

ISM Manufacturing Index and Autos vs. Retail

ISM Manufacturing Index and Autos vs. Retail When there is robust economic growth, it is generally expected that the autos sector would outperform the retail sector. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research

ISM Manufacturing Index vs. U.S. HY – IG Spread

ISM Manufacturing Index vs. U.S. HY – IG Spread The ISM Manufacturing Index in contraction is a sign of a potential recession, while the tight U.S. HY/IG spread suggests continued positive growth. Image: BofA Global Investment Strategy