Chicago Fed National Activity Index and Recessions

Chicago Fed National Activity Index and Recessions The Chicago Fed National Activity Index fall to -0.35 in December, and stayed at a negative reading. Anything negative is below-average growth. In recent history, anything at or below -0.7 (red line) was equivalent to a recession. “A zero value for the index indicates that the national economy is expanding…

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

Revised Real GDP Growth Forecasts for Asian Economies

Revised Real GDP Growth Forecasts for Asian Economies Goldman Sachs slashed growth forecasts for Asian economies, as the coronavirus impacts economic activity. Image: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research