- NY Fed Empire State Manufacturing Index fell sharply in August.
- US Dollar Index erased a portion of its daily gains after the data.
The headline General Business Conditions Index of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Empire State Manufacturing survey declined to -31.3 in August from 11.1 in July. This reading missed the market expectation of 8.5 by a wide margin.
"New orders and shipments plunged, and unfilled orders declined. Delivery times held steady for the first time in nearly two years, and inventories edged higher," the New York Fed further explained in its publication. "Labor market indicators pointed to a small increase in employment, but a decline in the average workweek."
Regarding inflation, while still elevated, the prices paid index moved lower and the prices received index held steady, the NY Fed added and noted that firms did not expect much improvement in business conditions over the next six months.
The US Dollar Index (DXY) turned south and erased a portion of its daily gains after this data. As of writing, the DXY was still up 0.4% on the day at 106.10.
Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.
If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.
FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.
The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.