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Despite Collapsing Economy, Japanese PMI Surges To 5-Month High; China PMI Tumbles, Misses By Most On Record / by Tyler Durden on 08/20/2014 21:57

Following New Zealand’s biggest monthly plunge in consumer confidence in over 2 years, Japan’s Manufacturing PMI surged to its highest since March at 52.5 (handily beating expectations of 51.5). Almost the entire suite of subindices were positive except JPY weakness-inspired margin compression as output prices tumbled [...]

China Services PMI Lowest Since 2005 as Housing Slumps; Manufacturing Expands / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / August 5, 2014

An interesting divergence is underway in China with manufacturing in expansion while the service sector is at the lowest reading since November 2005 according to HSBC China Composite PMI

HSBC China Composite PMI™ data (which covers both manufacturing and services) signalled a third [...]

China Services PMI Crashes To Record Low / by Tyler Durden on 08/04/2014 22:01

At this point these soft-survery-based PMIs are becoming a running joke. Japanese macro surprise data has done nothing (and we mean nothing) but disappoint recently and currently stands at 3-month lows. So it makes perfect sense that July Japan Services PMI would print its first expansion [...]

Great Graphic: Asian PMIs / by Marc Chandler / July 31, 2014

It is the beginning of the month and a new data cycle. It starts with manufacturing PMI reports. This Great Graphic was tweeted by Markit, but also draws on data from Japan’s Materials Management Association and HSBC.

Taiwan’s activity has accelerated markedly. India’s manufacturing sector [...]

China PMI Jumps To 2 Year Highs (Jobs Contract For 27 Months), Japan PMI Slips (Jobs Worst In 11 Months) / by Tyler Durden on 07/31/2014 21:51

China’s official manufacturing PMI beat expectations by the most since Nov 2013 and jumped to its highest since April 2012 – sure it did after all the forget-the-reforms liquidity, QE-lite, and local government spending dragged forward.

Perhaps worryingly the steel industry saw domestic and [...]

Gold Daily and Silver Weekly Charts – Metals Bounce, Huge Week for Events and News Coming / July 25, 2014

Gold and silver bounced back quite a bit from the bear raid earlier this week.Things are so boring on the Comex I think they didn’t bother to update the clearing reports or the warehouse data.Next week is going to be a huge week for news. First off we have a [...]

China Manufacturing PMI Explodes To 18-Month High, Employment Drops 9th Straight Month / by Tyler Durden on 07/23/2014 21:55

Having shown 11 awkward-to-explain charts of the Chinese economy, exposed the liquidity crisis that still lingers just under the surface, and exposed the “discrepancies that abound” in China’s data, it was only right and proper in this new topsy-turvy normal that HSBC China Manufacturing PMI [...]

About That China PMI Number… / by Sean Corrigan via Diapason Commodities / July 11, 2014

In general, in functioning economies with a solid financial architecture and reasonably reliable data, it is clear that PMI responses (excepting the occasional flush of stock market-inspired enthusiasm) can be matched to developments in corporate revenue with these in turn tending to [...]

11 Disturbing Charts About The Chinese Economy / by Tyler Durden on 07/10/2014 22:37

Day in, day out, China ‘bulls’ (which implies ‘everything’ bulls as China is the ultimate fall-back save of growth in the world) will use the government-provided PMIs (at 2014 highs) as an indication that everything is tip-top and all those concerns about China’s [...]

The “Miracle” Of China’s PMI Resurrection In 1 Uncomfortable Chart / by Tyler Durden on 07/04/2014 16:15

All around Asia, PMIs are tumbling… except for China’s government-sponsored Manufacturing PMI. This week saw Aussie Services PMI (linked significantly to China) tumbled to 2014 lows, Japan’s PMI drop, and China’s own Services PMI disappoint and fade to 2-month lows. So where is all this [...]

Macro Miasma: China 6Mo Highs; Japan/South Korea 9Mo Lows / by Tyler Durden on 06/30/2014 21:57

Tonight’s round of baffle ‘em with bullshit is courtesy of a diverging AsiaPacific economic picture that is anything but supportive of the ‘reality’ being painted by China’s official PMI (which printed at 51.0 as per expectations at 2014 highs) followed by HSBC China PMI which missed [...]

The Anti-Cartel / By Andrew Hoffman / June 24th, 2014

TPTB are rapidly losing their game of “money-printing chicken”; as no matter how much they try to deceive the masses a “realization of reality” is rapidly encircling the globe. To wit, artificially propped European stock markets can pretend Europe is “recovering” all they want, [...]

China Composite PMI Employment Drops At Fastest Pace Since Feb 2009 / by Tyler Durden on 06/04/2014 21:57

After last weekend’s schizophrenic expanding (official) / contracting (HSBC) Manufacturing PMI, China’s Services PMI printed at 50.7 – its lowest since August 2011, as the business expectations index dropped to an 11-month low. The Composite PMI improved (after 3 months of contraction) but most notably, the [...]

Dr.Copper Pumped-And-Dumped On China’s Schizophrenic Economic Data / by Tyler Durden on 06/03/2014 13:41

Copper fell by its most in 5 weeks today on the heels of China’s HSBC PMI miss overnight. This follows the ‘economist’ commodity’s biggest rise in a month yesterday following China’s official PMI beating expectations. It seems the farce of Chinese data has now made a [...]

ISM Mistake Denotes Need For Simpler Method / By Lance Roberts / 03 June 2014

Yesterday the Institute Of Supply Management released the monthly results for the May manufacturing survey. Unfortunately, ISM eventually released the data two more times over the course of the day to correct a mistake in their data. To wit:

“We apologize for this error. [...]

China HSBC PMI Misses; Economy Contracts For 5th Month In A Row / by Tyler Durden on 06/02/2014 22:19

Despite this weekend’s exuberance over an oddly exuberant “20th month of expansion” official China PMI (survey) given the hard-macro-data that has been exhibited by the reforming nation, it seems China’s ‘other’ PMI (HSBC/Markit – less biased to larger SOEs) just missed expectations (for the 7th month in [...]

Epic Fail: ISM Re-Releases May Data, Says Applied Wrong Seasonal Factor, Boost Headline Print To 56 / by Tyler Durden / 06/02/2014 11:34

One can’t make this up.

Remember when the ISM’ Holcombe explicitly said moments ago in its 10 am release that “The May PMI registered 53.2 percent, a decrease of 1.7 percentage points from April’s reading of 54.9 percent” Turns out he lied, and [...]

China Manufacturing PMI Jumps To Highest In 2014; What’s Wrong With This Chart? / by Tyler Durden on 05/31/2014 21:33

Despite all the shadow banking system hand-wringing, macro-data-collapsing, real-estate-bubble-bursting, stock-market-tumbling reality facing the China; somehow, China’s official government manufacturing PMI just printed 50.8 – its highest in 2014 and the 20th month of expansion in a row. Given the mini-stimulus efforts of the government, perhaps it is [...]

FX: Light but Little Heat / By Marc Chandler / May 22, 2014

Three new pieces for the macroeconomic jigsaw puzzle have fallen into place today, but the price action in the foreign exchange market is lackluster, at best. Yesterday’s standouts, the yen and sterling have seen their gains pared a bit, and the euro, which fell to three-month [...]

Which Resource Areas Show Signs of Strength? / By Frank Holmes / 20 May 2014

Global synchronized growth, as measured by the Global Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), remained stable or positive for the past 12 months until Japan reversed the momentum in April with a precipitous drop in its PMI. China is contributing modest growth but, fortunately, the U.S. and Europe [...]

And The Best Performing Economy In The World Is… / by Tyler Durden / 05/12/2014 12:58 -0400

Ireland’s Services economy is expanding at the fastest pace in the world, according to the latest round of survey-based PMI data from Markit. The worst…contraction… France Construction


The Good, the Bad and the Opportunity / by Frank Holmes / Saturday, May 10, 2014

Frank Holmes, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Global Investors writes:

Twice a day, in the morning and at lunch, our investment team sits down together to discuss what’s important and what’s immaterial. This past week, in my opinion, the good outweighed the bad. Much [...]

Strong European PMI data boosts the Euro / By Dan Norcini / May 6, 2014

What seemed the set the tone in the Forex markets today was the various European PMI numbers that were released very earling in the morning our time. The composite PMI ( both services and manufacturing) came in at 54 but it was the individual countries which [...]

Daily Pfennig: It’s All About The Currencies Today / Chuck Butler / May 6, 2014 9:29am

In This Issue.

* Spain & Italy PMI’s beat expectations * UK Services push sterling to 4-year high! * RBA leaves rates and hawkish statement unchanged. * Silver is stuck in the mud.

And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.

It’s All About The Currencies [...]

AsiaPac Double ‘Data’ Whammy: China PMI Misses Following Aussie PMI Collapse / By Tyler Durden on 04/30/2014 21:07 -0400

On the heels of disappointing March data in China for Services and Manufacturing, China’s “official” manufacturing PMI saw its lowest ‘April’ print on record (typically a period of renaissance post-New Year data snafus) missing expectations for the first time in 2014 and just marginally above last [...]

SP 500 and NDX Futures Daily Charts – Slouching Into the End of Quarter / Jesse / 31 MARCH 2014

The Chicago PMI missed by a country mile this morning, but that is so real economy that it hardly mattered.

Last night on one of America’s most watched evening news programs, 60 Minutes, they said ‘the stock market is rigged,’ with enough examples and details that even [...]

Double Data Whammy For Japan As PMI Tumbles & Industrial Production Misses By Most Since Abenomics / by Tyler Durden on 03/30/2014 20:48 -0400

“It’s always darkest before the dawn,” we are sure will be the next idiotic (and wholly unsupported) bullshit line from various Japanese leaders about yet another round of disastrous Japanese data. Aside from June 2013, this is the biggest monthly drop in Industrial Production since [...]

China Composite Output and New Orders Both Fall for First Time in Seven Months / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Wednesday, March 05, 2014 2:06 AM

Signs of a global slowdown continue. The HSBC China Services PMI shows China Composite Output and New Orders Both Fall for First Time in Seven Months.

HSBC China Composite PMI ™ data (which covers both manufacturing and services) signalled a contraction of [...]

The Tide Is Receding / Andrew Hoffman / February 24th, 2014

It’s hard to believe the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 230,000 people was nearly a decade ago; as after all, it was the worst natural disaster of our lifetime. Until then, I knew little – if anything – of the mechanics of tsunamis; but as you [...]

Stocks And Silver Soar On China PMI Miss / by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2014 16:04 -0500

Headlines will suggest that today’s rally was due to the beat in US PMI (a data item that doesn’t even rank on Bloomberg’s scale of economic importance) and chose to ignore the misses (macro and micro) in everything else (which must be weather-related), the facts [...]