This is my weighted average of US, China, Japan and Europe PMI/ISM, indicators which are private sector surveys of manufacturing conditions in these countries (Europe is a composite of several European countries)
A minor blip in January, prolly caused by the big freeze in the US.
Disclaimer. After nearly 40 years managing money for some of the largest life offices and investment managers in the world, I think I have something to offer. These days I'm retired, and I can't by law give you advice. While I do make mistakes, I try hard to do my analysis thoroughly, and to make sure my data are correct (old habits die hard!) Also, don't ask me why I called it "Volewica". It's too late, now.
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