U.S. Freight Shipping Activity

U.S. Freight Shipping Activity The New York Fed’s manufacturing report suggests a rebound in freight shipping activity this year. Image: Quill Intelligence, LLC

U.S. IPO Activity

U.S. IPO Activity Chart showing the fall in new listings, while WeWork’s abandoned IPO. Image: Financial Times

Global Manufacturing Activity

Global Manufacturing Activity The number of countries in contraction is higher than the number of countries in expansion. Image: Financial Times

Chicago Fed National Activity Index and Recessions

Chicago Fed National Activity Index The Chicago Fed National Activity Index improved to -0.02 in June, but stayed at a negative reading. Anything negative is below-average growth and anything at or below -0.7 is equivalent to a recession. “A zero value for the index indicates that the national economy is expanding at its historical trend…

Broad Trade-Weighted U.S. Dollar Forecast

Broad Trade-Weighted U.S. Dollar Forecast Chart suggesting that the U.S. dollar is expected to weaken in 2020, as global economic activity improves. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research