Date: May 2014

4 posts in May 2014

30May

World PMI Update: US shows strength, concerns about Asia

The chart shows manufacturing PMIs across many of the more important countries in the world, the rightmost column, May 2014, is the preliminary data released in the last week of May. While manufacturing in the developed world is not what it once was, at Astor our sense is that the business cycle tends to play…

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16May

“3 Views On Where US Stocks Are Headed” – ETF.com article ft. Rob Stein

The U.S. stock market continues to forge new highs, but the upside momentum doesn’t seem to be inspiring the same level of confidence investors had in 2013, when U.S. stocks rallied about 30 percent. (READ MORE…)

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13May

“Dow, S&P 500 End at Records” – WSJ article ft. Rob Stein

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 edged up to fresh records, as investors maintained their focus on a stable U.S. economy and better-than-expected corporate earnings. (READ MORE…)

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13May

“S&P 500 briefly crosses 1,900 for the first time” – AP Markets article ft. Rob Stein

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index briefly crossed 1,900 for the first time Tuesday as investors assessed news on retail sales. Keurig Green Mountain jumped on reports that Coca-Cola had raised its stake in the company. (READ MORE…)

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