Blue World Economic Index® for July 2016

Brief Explanation 


Blue World Economic Index®

Scale: -2 to +2

Release Date:  Usually the Last or First Business Day of Each Month

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Management Value: Critical

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Monday, August 1 2016

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The world’s largest economy slipped a little bit further in July 2016 according to the Blue World Economic Index®.  The month fell to -.44 from -.41 in June, with 3 out of 8 major categories showing fractional improvement and the other 5 showing continued deterioration.  Real Estate remains the only major category with its head above water but still fell from .23 to .13 in July 2016.  Manufacturing continues to make news and actually showed minor improvement, even though the regional Fed reports were a little more negative.

These results certainly validate Matt’s comments on CBS radio regarding the likelihood of a rate hike being similar to the Finding Bigfoot team announcing success. Let’s see how we do between now and the next Fed meeting.

We continue to observe that policy matters.  Without any significant changes in policy, we do not anticipate any increase worth getting excited about in the near future.  The Blue World Jobs Report Analysis will be out Friday.  Have a profitable month, and keep the defense on the field.


Every effort is made to ensure accuracy of data transcription but accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  The official release sites should be cross referenced.  The index assignments represent the opinion of Blue World Asset Managers, Ltd. who does not warrant or guarantee predictions based on the index.

©Blue World Asset Managers, LTD Monday, August 01, 2016

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