PMI Composite Index - September

Sunday, October 26, 2014 EST
The PMI Index rating for September indicates that the economy is still strong

  • "Business seems to be picking-up as fuel prices drop. More disposable income at the C store level where many of our products are sold." (Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products)
  • "Warehouse and multi-family construction seems to be continuing strong." (Fabricated Metal Products)
  • "World political unrest is creating additional defense requirements." (Transportation Equipment)
  • "We are seeing shipments up, year-over-year, in the 8 to10 percent range for last couple of months. This is good." (Apparel, Leather & Allied Products)
  • "Seen an increase in sales due to government fiscal year-end." (Computer & Electronic Products)
  • "Demand is pretty good overall. Freight continues to be a major issue." (Chemical Products)
  • "Things are a bit slower than the first half." (Printing & Related Support Activities)
  • "Outlook is very good. Demand seems to be growing." (Paper Products)
  • "Our search continues for good machinists and electrical engineers." (Machinery)
  • "Overall, orders are at the strongest point this year." (Miscellaneous Manufacturing)

The Market Levels indicator reached an extreme low point that indicates the market started to bottom out and turn around. It still has not reached the "GREEN" area but it shows the overall market is moving in the right direction.

MSN StockScouter Rating System

Sunday, October 26, 2014 EST
MSN Money discontinued the StockScouter Rating System.  MSN described the rating system as... "Stock Scouter provides a score based on risk, return, and potential growth factors of each individual stock listed on the market."

Many investors were very disappointing to see this tool removed from MSN  Money.

Let Microsoft hear your opinion about getting this tool back online.  

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