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US Manufacturing Sector Points to Signs of Fundamental Strength



May 06, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: QQQ , SPX , DIA

In this article we look at both ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indexes and ask "Are there any real indications of a sustainable economic recovery yet?" - with the the obvious implication of the broader economic outlook for the US. As a quick reminder the ISM manufacturing PMI came in at 60.4 (just below consensus 61.0, and above previous 59.6); meanwhile the non-manufacturing index came in at 55.4 (unchanged from March, and below consensus 56.4).

Neither of the headline results were particularly interesting apart from the fact they were both still definitely in expansionary territory. But as you'll soon see, a quick look under the surface reveals some pretty interesting moving parts.

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