manufacturing index

US Durable Goods Orders Up 0.7 Percent

U.S. companies increased their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in November, with a second consecutive monthly gain in a key category that reflects businesses' investment plans.

Rising Bullishness: A Sign to Sell or Justified Optimism?

A supposed truism on Wall Street is that betting against the crowd is always a wise move. And these days, the crowd is decidedly bullish. Yes, that's often a sign that the end is near. But right now, a good argument can be made that things will still get better.

Philly Fed Index Shows Manufacturing Growing Slightly

Manufacturing activity in the mid-Atlantic region showed modest improvement in October, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which saw its Business Outlook Survey rise to 1.0. However, despite that return to positive territory overall, key index components continued to reveal economic softness.

U.S. Factory Index Rises for Sixth Straight Month

The new year in manufacturing started auspiciously as the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index jumped almost 4 percentage points to 58.4% -- the fastest expansion pace since 2004 -- from a revised 54.9 in December. Further, the closely watched new orders component also rose.