ISM Manufacturing Survey

Definition

Individuals involved with forex trading use many economic indicators in an attempt to better understand and predict the fluctuations of the market. The ISM Manufacturing Survey is considered to be a very important economic indicator in determining FX trading market behavior.

The ISM Manufacturing Survey reports details about the manufacturing sector of the economy.

Forex Trading Importance

Because the ISM Manufacturing Survey provides information about the manufacturing sector of the economy, a good forex broker or trader will consider it to be a strong indicator of future movement in the foreign exchange market.

This report is also the fist for the month to provide economic indicators and helps to define risk, which is useful for FX trading.

ISM Manufacturing Survey Source

The report is published by the Institute for Supply Management.

ISM Manufacturing Survey Frequency

The ISM releases its Manufacturing Survey on the first business day after the close of the month.

Browse our additional forex trading resource pages for more general info useful to forex brokers and traders alike. Included are many economic indicators relevant to forex trading, such as the ISM Non-Manufacturing Survey, the Ivey Purchasing Managers Index and the New Home Sales report.