Slow Delivery

Slow Delivery

  This week’s featured chart is the ISM Supplier Deliveries Index. It measures whether suppliers are taking longer or shorter to deliver materials to manufacturers. It’s an inverse index, meaning a reading above 50% indicates slower delivery times, and below 50%...
Full Recovery

Full Recovery

  This week’s chart shows the United States’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP), adjusted for inflation. When people talk about the “economy,” it is generally the GDP they’re referring to. GDP measures the total market value of goods produced and services provided in a...
Make It a Double

Make It a Double

  Well, that was fast. On Monday, the S&P 500 stock index officially doubled in price from the pandemic low it touched on March 23, 2020. It took stocks only 354 trading days to get there, making it the fastest bull market doubling from a bottom in the...
Trade Winds

Trade Winds

  The focus of our featured chart this week is world trade. Many countries rely on imports and/or exports in order to sustain economic growth, so monitoring world trade volumes is a great way to assess the overall health of the global economy. Every month, the...